Tuesday Recipe: Cheddar Potato Gratin

Potatoes are a great food to serve on St. Patrick’s Day – it can be incorporated into many Irish dishes, as it can be prepared in a variety of ways. This Cheddar Potato Gratin is an easy recipe to follow, leaving you time to celebrate other food and customs surrounding the remembrance of St. Patrick.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margerine
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely choppedCheddar Potato Gratin
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 pounds fresh, peeled
    russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×9 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in butter for 1 minute; stir in flour with whisk until smooth.
  3. Gradually add milk and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until sauce is slightly thick. Stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  4. Slice potatoes into about 1/8-inch thick slices, toss with cream sauce.
  5. Layer half of the potatoes in the baking dish and top with green onions. Sprinkle with half of each cheese, repeat until all ingredients are in the dish.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until potatoes are tender and top is golden brown. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving; cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

*Recipe adapted from BettyCrocker.com

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