I love/adore/worship potatoes. Any kind really…fried, mashed, scalloped, etc. Pair potatoes with melted cheesey goodness and I am one happy gal.
Check out this Potatoes Au Gratin recipe from the Food Network. My friend Libby has made these twice now, most recently for her boyfriend Biffer’s birthday. They were a big hit, with me of course, but also with the birthday boy.
Potatoes Au Gratin
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup grated Gruyere
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with about 1 tablespoon of the softened butter.
Arrange a layer of potatoes in the baking dish, and sprinkle some of the cheeses over them. Continue layering potatoes and cheeses until you’ve used them all, ending with a layer of potatoes.
In a small bowl, whisk the cream with the salt and pepper; pour this over the potatoes. Dot the remaining butter over the top and sprinkle with the paprika. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.