Country Potatoes au Gratin

Country Potatoes au Gratin Recipe
Randy Mayor
Have you ever tried to stuff onion or potato slices into a measuring cup? Ingredients like these are best measured by weight. Country Potatoes au Gratin works well as an entrée with a side salad completing the meal. If you prefer to have it as a side dish, it will make 12 servings.

Yield:

8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 376
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 12 g
Satfat 7.6 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 16.7 g
Carbohydrate 50.3 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 727 mg
Calcium 321 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons butter
1 medium onion (about 5 1/2 ounces), thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups), divided
6 ounces diced ham (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Combine milk, salt, pepper, and flour, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to pan. Bring to a simmer; cook until slightly thick (about 2 minutes), stirring frequently. Add 4 ounces cheese and ham, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in potatoes.

Place the potato mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle potato mixture with remaining 2 ounces of cheese. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until lightly browned and potatoes are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Note:

Lorrie Hulston Corvin,

June 2005
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