Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Scratch version. Probably similar to most on here with one little exception.
- 6 potatoes (medium to large)
- 1 onion (small yellow or white)
- 2 cups cream
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups medium cheddar (grated)
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 tablespoon flour or 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- salt (to taste)
- white pepper (to taste)
- Peel potatoes and slice crosswise into approximately 3/16" slabs. Keep in cold water until needed to prevent graying.
- Peel and dice the onion into very small pieces.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, melt 4 tbs. of the butter over medium heat and add the onions. Sauté onions until they are soft. Continue until they become pasty. Add a small amount of water and sauté again until the water is cooked off but be careful not to brown or burn the mix.
- Add the cream, 1 cup of the cheese, salt, and white pepper. Crush the bouillon cube into the mix. Stir over medium heat until all ingredients are blended in, add flour (or corn starch) and continue to mix over medium heat until it thickens slightly.
- Preheat oven to 375°F, place the remaining 4 tbs. butter into a large, shallow casserole, and melt the butter in the casserole in the oven. Remove the casserole and shake the melted butter around to cover the entire dish.
- Place about half of the sliced potatoes evenly around the casserole dish. Add about half of the mix from the saucepan to evenly cover the potatoes, add the remaining potatoes, remaining sauce, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly on the top.
- Cover the casserole, place in the oven, and cook covered for about 30 minutes. Check potatoes after this time to see if they have cooked to a slightly soft texture. If not, then cook covered for 10-15 more minutes. After this, uncover and cook until top is golden/dark brown.
These potatoes were quite tasty. I only used 1 1/2 cups of evap. milk instead of the 2 cups of cream. The liquid appeared to be plentiful, but after cooking, the potatoes were rather dry as the liquid cooked down. So be sure to NOT skimp on the liquid in this recipe.
Although I didn't get these to fork tender, that was my fault. The flavor is wonderful. Next time I'll put them in a shallow dish as clearly stated. And I WILL be using this recipe again. Thanks for sharing.
"Very, very, very yummy!" was my 4 year olds response as to whether he liked the potatoes. Even my 7 year old who generally dislikes potatoes devoured hers and asked for seconds!!Although I did find it to be fairly greasy(possibly from the cheese) when I took it out of the oven, it had wonderful flavour. I wil definately make these again!