The Fish Market Au Gratin Potatoes

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the unpeeled potatoes, poke about 6-8 holes with a fork and bake 45 minutes in 375F oven for small to small/medium potatoes. For the bigger potatoes increase the baking time. They are done when you can easily pierce through the potato with a thin skewer.
  • Remove from oven, cool a bit and peel. Slice the peeled potatoes into about half inch slices and set aside.
  • Melt the butter or olive oil on low heat in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook without browning for about 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Take the pan off the heat and whisk in the milk quickly.
  • When the sauce is smooth return to the stove and cook over medium heat for about 18-20 minutes stirring until it is thicker, about the consistency of cream. Do not burn.
  • Add 80% of the cheese and stir until smooth. Add cooked potatoes, salt, and pepper and fold all together.
  • Pour into a serving casserole and sprinkle the remaining 20% of cheese over the top along with paprika.
  • Bake in 375 F oven for 30 minutes.
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