Sunday, September 8, 2013

Au Gratin Potatoes

Looking for something warm and yummy to make this fall?  Add this to your list of must make dishes.  Olivia and I are very busy this time of year with work, festivals, canning the last of the garden, cleaning up the garden, etc.  Having a great "go to" dish like this one is just the thing.  Enjoy!


    • 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes1 1/2 cups chopped ham2 small onions (or 1 medium), thinly sliced
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 6 tablespoons flour
    • 3 cups milk
    • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
    • 2 dashes cayenne pepper
    • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1cup grated cheese, to sprinkle on top
    • paprika


  1. In a small sauce pan, melt butter and blend in flour.
  2. Let sit for a minute.
  3. Add all of cold milk, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Season with salt and cayenne.
  5. Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
  6. Reduce heat and stir in two cups of cheese.
  7. Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one quart casserole dish.
  8. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.

  9. Evenly place the chopped ham over the potatoes.  Layer on the sliced onions as well.  Finally, repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

  11. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F.

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