Thursday, August 6, 2015

Au Gratin Potatoes

One of my favorite, beyond favorite, Holiday dishes (aside from green bean casserole) is Au gratin potatoes. I remember growing up my mother would make boxes and boxes of these for us; and at the time I never knew how bad they were (ingredient wise). I remember making them for my kids for a couple years... then I read the ingredient list and flipped out by what all was in them! So, I decided to set out and figure out how in the world to make this organically, fresh, and without all the crappy ingredients in them. And I came up with up with these... My absolute favorite dish ever!

You Will Need:

2 tsp Organic Minced Garlic
3 tbsp Organic Butter
3 tbsp Organic All-Purpose Flour
2 lbs Organic Potatoes, thinly sliced
2 Cups Organic Raw Milk
1 Cup Organic Cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 Cup Organic Onion, minced

Melt butter, add onion, salt, pepper, and garlic to the butter and cook until translucent roughly 5 minutes

Looking about there... 

Heat your milk for a minute; I use raw milk so I am care with how hot I heat it in the microwave (do not want to melt the cream or have any separation) 

Add flour, and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the warmed milk and whisk chunks away; cook for 5 minutes or until thickened

Slice your potatoes; 1/8" thick on a mandolin, butter your dish, layer potatoes, add cream on top 

Layer with potatoes again, then cream until all your cream and potatoes are gone. Cover with foil, bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour uncover and top with cheese continue cooking for another 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly 

There you go.. I had mine with green beans, and chicken (of course all organic and homegrown beans; Daniel cooked the chicken and forgot about it!! NERD! Chicken jerky yum!)

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Also, comment below what else you would like to see us make!! 

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