Thursday, September 1, 2011
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Last night as a last minute idea, I decided we needed to do something with the russet potatoes I had. Waa laa! A quick Google search lead me to this recipe for au gratin potatoes.
Those that have cooked with me before know at least two things:
1. I always have helpers, and I love that!
2. I tend to deviate from the directions except when baking. More is often better!
The kid were eager to get the potatoes ready. I think this shot puts a whole new meaning on the concept of a man and his potatoes!
We had a boo boo. Johnny put the cheese on the potatoes without melting. No problem. Just put everything in the pot, melt, and then put everything in the baking dish. I used bag of shredded fiesta cheese blend. I think medium cheddar might be a better choice. Add a little Italian bread crumbs on top and more grated cheese if you like. I can also see where fried onions might be a good choice over the thinly sliced raw onions. I think you could add squash or some other sliced veggie too. Give it a try sometime and let me know what you think and how you change it up.
We served ours with country style steak:-)
Now what I want to know is what else can the boys and I core/peel/slice with our new Pampered Chef tool?!?