Cook a Holiday Feast: Au Gratin Potatoes

These potatoes are simple to make and always please a crowd.
November/December 2008
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Classic Au Gratin Potatoes get a local makeover when you use homegrown potatoes and local cream and cheese.


Photo By Joe Lavine

Au Gratin Potatoes
Serves 6

These potatoes are simple to make and always please a crowd.

2-1/8 pounds sliced russet or heirloom potatoes
11 ounces heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded or grated cheddar cheese, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash potatoes and slice thinly. Blanch (cook quickly in rapidly boiling water) until potatoes are almost cooked through.

2. Drain water and place potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add heavy cream, 1/2 cup cheddar, parsley, nutmeg, salt and pepper; mix well.

3. Transfer to a 12-by-12-inch baking pan and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Bake uncovered until potatoes are hot and top is golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Read the original article, "Cook a Holiday Feast: 3 Recipes to Eat Local This Holiday Season."