Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

Source: Potatoes USA
A rich cheesy sauce is tossed with red potatoes in this healthy version of au gratin potatoes.
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Prep Time 33 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Servings 8

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Pound Red potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 Clove Garlic peeled
  • 1 Small Onion peeled and halved
  • 1/4 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Cup Low-fat milk divided
  • 1 1/3 Cup Shredded sharp Cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 Cup Fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 Teaspoon Extra-Virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until barely tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, cool and slip off skins.
  • Coarsely shred potatoes in a food processor or with the large-holed side of a four-sided grater. Set aside.
  • Combine garlic, onion, flour, salt, mustard, cayenne and black pepper in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add 1/2 cup milk and process until smooth. Scrape into a medium saucepan, add remaining 2 1/2 cups milk and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup cheese until melted.
  • Combine potatoes and the cheese mixture in a large bowl. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • Combine remaining 1/3 cup cheese, breadcrumbs and oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix with your fingers. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the potato mixture.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 20 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.