Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe
Buttery-tasting Yukon Gold potatoes make this creamy, cheesy dish extra-flavorful.
Thinly sliced potatoes and onion are layered in a creamy cheese sauce creating the perfect au gratin potato recipe.
Whether you call it potatoes au gratin or au gratin potatoes, it's still the creamiest, yummiest side dish and goes great with any dinner.
For those of you who are hesitant to try this recipe because of the cost of Gruyere, I have a tip. Grate cheap grocery store brand Swiss cheese; it costs roughly $3 per pound instead of $18 or so per pound like Gruyere. Then pour about 3 T. of white wine over the 2 C. of the Swiss, toss, and let sit for at least 15 minutes. When ready to use, blot with a paper towel to remove excess wine, and it will remarkably cook up just like Gruyere. Your palate won't know the difference, but your pocketbook will!
Made this for Recipe Group...This is potato perfection!!! I could not believe how easy this was to prepare and the end result was fantastic...everyone RAVED! I had planned a different potato recipe and at the last minute decided on these, so I had already had whole, boiled potatoes, so I just peeled them, sliced them thin and proceeded w/ the recipe. I seasoned them w/ some garlic powder and salt (as well as the pepper and nutmeg) to compensate for what I did not do during the boiling, which worked out fine. Also, and I know this is major, so PLEASE forgive me, but I actually only had a very small amount of Gruyere on hand that my mom gave me, so I did end up using some creamy Irish white cheddar (Ballyshannon) as well, and it went perfectly. These were so creamy and flavorful...a real hit at dinner. I will def be making these again and again (probably subbing cheeses as needed, lol). Thanks, Celeste, for this wonderful recipe. :)
Yes, very satisfying and delicious. An easy recipe that comes out great. Made a couple small changes which worked well. 1. Boiled potatoes and garlic just 3 minutes to avoid mushiness. 2. Substituted (more affordable ) Gouda for the Gruyere cheese. 3. Added thinly sliced onions between the layers. Otherwise followed recipe exactly and it was excellent!