6 medium potatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup margarine 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups milk 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs paprika
Wash potatoes. Pare thinly. Cut into enough thin slices to measure about 4 cups. Cook and stir onion in margarine in 2-quart saucepan until onion is tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk and 1-1/2 cups of the cheese. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Place potatoes in ungreased 1-1/2-quart casserole. Pour cheese sauce on potatoes. Cook uncovered in 325 degrees F oven 1 hour 20 minutes or in 375 degrees F oven for 1 hour.
Mix remaining cheese and the bread crumbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Cook uncovered until top is brown and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes longer.
Really great recipe I added some bacon (chopped up) and some munster cheese to everything which I thought made it all that much better.
Samantha March 3, 2011 REVIEW:
This recipe was so helpful! I played around with some of the cheeses (went with mozzarella, sharp cheddar and a roasted garlic aged cheddar) but the instructions were right on! Thanks!
Linda- Sammamish,WA July 12, 2010 REVIEW:
Very good. I added ham, cubes the potatoes and microwaved the potates first for 5 minutes and still baked an additonal 40 min.
They were a hit at a potluck we attended.
squeak May 15, 2010 REVIEW:
I made this recipe and invited my family to dinner. (about 10 people) Everyone loved it and I'm making as one of my dishes for my brother's birthday tomorrow. Thanks, this is a wonderful recipe.
Bill January 20, 2008 REVIEW:
It was unanimous! My whole family loved these "AU GRATINS". I did add an extra 1/2 cup of bread crumbs for a little crunchier topping. Very good! THANKS.
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athena_parthenos October 15, 2007 REVIEW:
This was a great recipe! I added about another cup of cheddar cheese, an extra potato, made the onion a red and added garlic instead of paprika (we didn't have any), and it was freaking awesome. :-D My family loved it! A definite winner :) The bread crumbs and extra cheese to top it really polished the dish off.
Marie January 8, 2007 REVIEW:
This was the closest recipe to the au gratin my stepmom used to make for us, it was very good. I used the mild cheddar, monterey jack mix cheese for the sauce and then used mild cheddar with the bread crumbs for the topping. I also added parsely flakes in the cheese sauce and added about 1/4 cup more cheese to the recipe. Thanks for the recipe!
Guest Foodie August 8, 2006 REVIEW:
I added oven-baked onions to the topping, and WOW! I also used white cheddar. Very good, easy recipe.
Just like the name says, this rich dessert is made with bread and essentially a custard sauce which is baked until set. Some of the variations on the basic recipe use croissants, pound cake, or even doughnuts instead of bread.