Recipe by Dreamin1Kate
This dish is delicious alone or accompanied by other foods as a side dish. It's very easy and inexpensive to fix and the ingredients are ones almost anyone would have in the pantry. I use Jack cheese or cheddar. For a stronger cheese flavor I get sharp cheddar instead of adding more cheese. The onions are optional. I have family that won't eat anything if they see an onion visible so I mince it, then when this dish is baked it flavors it. They never complain and they love it when I fix this. I usually bake it between 45 minutes to an hour.
Top Review by bullwinkle
This was one of the easiest recipes I have tried for au gratin potatoes. I used a large can of evaporated milk since the size of can wasn't mentioned and it worked out fine. Next time my family wants me to add more cheese. Thanks Dreamin1Kate
- 3 -4 large potatoes (sliced thin)
- 1 cup of grated cheese (jack, cheddar, your choice, or more)
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1⁄2-1 onion (diced)
- 3 -4 tablespoons butter or 3 -4 tablespoons margarine
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place sliced potatoes into ovenproof dish or pan.
- Add diced onions over top.
- Sprinkle grated cheese over top of potato/onion mixture.
- Pour the can of evaporated milk into the same dish.
- Place sliced butter or margarine scattered over top.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over top.
- Place a baking sheet on the oven floor in case of overflow.
- Bake in oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit for aproximately an hour.
- Potatoes will be done when the top is light golden brown, the cheese is melted, and the potatoes are tender.