Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

"Recipe from New Orleans Cooking by Emeril Lagasse. Simple and tasty side dish. Did add a couple of extra spices as the recipe seemed to be bland with just salt & pepper. The additions of garlic & onion powder seemed to make a difference in the layers."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a medium gratin dish with butter.
  • Cover the bottom of the pan with an overlapping layer of potatoes.
  • Lightly season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder and top with a sprinkling of cheese (about 2 tablespoons).
  • Continue layering potatoes, seasoning, and cheese, ending with the remaining cheese on top.
  • Pour the cream over the potatoes, pressing lightly with your hands to cover the potatoes with cream.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake until the cheese is absorbed into the potatoes and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 50 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake until the mixture is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before cutting into portions.

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  1. Made this for Christmas Day along with some ribeyes. Loved it. Used a round glass casserole dish with no issues. Cooked it with the lid on. The top browned nicely without having to remove it. This is an easy recipe to make, and doesn't take long to assemble.
  2. Loved these potatoes and they were very easy to make. I was heavy-handed with the seasonings and our potatoes had a wonderful garlic and onion flavor. Went great with a pork roast.
  3. Allthough the recipe was very easy and quick, it didn't make quite the au gratin I was hoping for. The cheese and the cream didn't seem to mix and make a cheese sauce.
  4. Very good...would give 5 stars if there had been more seasoning listed but over all a delicious and easy recipe. I only made a few changes: shredded the potatoes, per dd's request, used shredded American cheese as that was what I had on hand, and used Miss Tink's House Seasoning after reading the reviews. Sliced smoked turkey sausage on top for the last bit of cooking, made a great main dish served with steamed green beans.
  5. Absolutely delicious! I baked it as indicated in recipe and potatoes cooked just right, not sure why some have had a problem (not using foil?). Very cheezy. Threw in some chopped fresh jalapeno between layers. Thanks so much for posting! :)


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