AuthorRita's Kitchen
RatingDifficultyBeginner

The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time2 hrs

 4 Russet Potatoes (2-1/4" to 3" dia, raw), sliced into 1/4 inch slices
 1 Onion, sliced into rings
 Salt and Pepper to taste
 3 tbsp Butter
 3 tbsp All Purpose Flour
 ½ tsp Salt
 2 cups Milk
 1 ½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a medium casserole dish.

2

Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3

In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

4

Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

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Ingredients

 4 Russet Potatoes (2-1/4" to 3" dia, raw), sliced into 1/4 inch slices
 1 Onion, sliced into rings
 Salt and Pepper to taste
 3 tbsp Butter
 3 tbsp All Purpose Flour
 ½ tsp Salt
 2 cups Milk
 1 ½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a medium casserole dish.

2

Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3

In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

4

Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

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