Thursday, November 27, 2014

Potatoes Au Gratin

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  I've cooked Thanksgiving meals ever since we moved into our house 10 years ago. 

One dish that is constantly requested is my Potatoes Au Gratin. I must say it is pretty good if I do say so myself.  :) 

So let me show you how you can make some.  

You'll need -

- 6 to 8 small to medium potatoes. (Any type will work)
- 3 cups of shredded cheese. I've used cheddar, Monterey Jack and Parmesan and all have worked well. 
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp of dried thyme 
- 3 cloves of garlic 

You'll need a baking pan too. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Peel garlic and give it a smash or cut into large slices. 

Put cream, thyme & garlic into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. 

Do not leave unattended or it will over flow. Bring to a boil for about a minute, then turn off heat. Set aside. 

Peel potatoes and slice them about an 1/8" thick. Season with salt & pepper.  

Spoon a small about of the cream mixture to the bottom of your baking pan. 

Place a layer of your potatoes like the photo below. 

Add a drizzle of cream 

Then add some cheese. Repeat 3 times. 

Place whatever potatoes you have left on top and pour the remainder of your cream mixture & cheese on top. 

Spray non stick cooking spray to some foil. Otherwise the cheese might stick to the foil. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes. 

Stick a toothpick into your potatoes. If it goes in smoothly, it's done. If it doesn't, bake for another 5 minutes. 

When it's done it should look something like this.  

Allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!!!

Here's wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!



  1. One of my all time favorite dishes! Yummy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

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