Pat's Au Gratin Potatoes

"My brother used to call these "rotten" potatoes, but they are delicious. So much for brothers."
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  • Melt butter.
  • Add flour and salt; stir until well blended.
  • Add milk gradually, stirring constantly.
  • When thickened, add grated cheese.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place potatoes in greased baking dish.
  • Cover with sauce.
  • Bake at 400° for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serves 4.
  • My brother used to call these "rotten potatoes", but they are really good.

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  1. QueenJellyBean
    We really liked this recipe. I didn't have the precooked potatoes so I nuked some potatoes quickly and made this. I did add some bacon bits and red onion on top of the potatoes before I poured the cheese over. This is a simple recipe that really works when you are short on time!
  2. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    These are the bomb, and I'll tell you will be able to make these even during the week, because you pre-prep the potatoes, (in fact, you could probably do this the day prior) do a quick slice, layer the potatoes, the sauce, the potatoes, the sauce, and put her in the oven. Mine looks rustic, and beautiful, dotted with cheese and delightful sauce. The top is slightly browned nicely, and is totally "rotten". I didn't change anything except add a dash of Tabasco to the sauce, and dotted the top with a little butter nibs. YUM! Thanks, Bliss!
  3. Melissa M.
    i made this as a side with chicken breast and broccoli. i added 1 teaspoon of paprika on top and 1 tablespoon of "cheez whiz medium" cheese dip & everyone loved it! i did have to cook the potatoes an extra 15-20 minutes but that couldve just been because i didnt cut the potatoes thin enough. but i will be making this normally, thank you! :)
  4. PatCM
    I made this as a side for meatloaf.<br/><br/>No changes in recipe, except I was short on fresh milk so used evaporated milk 1/2-1/2 with water.<br/>Sliced potatoes and nuked them (covered) for 5 minutes.<br/>Added a pinch of rosemary, & 2 drops hot sauce,<br/><br/>Oh my goodness, this is such a delicious recipe. Glad I made enough for tomorrow to have with some sweet Italian sausage. and boiled cabbage. Thanks, Pat.
  5. RedJim
    Terrific. Made it as a go-with for dinner last night. It out shone the main! Had a sliver or two with breakfast this morning and the taste was even deeper. Thanks for posting this recipe, Pat.


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