Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Nothing goes better with steak, than potatoes! Cheeeeesey potatoes! My mom used to make something like these when I was a kid. She added ham to hers and they were fabulous. I didn’t have ham so I went with onions. I LOVE me some onions. I use them in all my dishes! Adds so MUCH more flavor if you ask me! I LOVE to saute onions with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and eat them by themselves. So freaking good, to me!

I had Normy help slice these as I have this mandolin that I bought and it’s from Papered Chef. People rave about how great Pampered Chef is. I just think its over priced kitchen utensils. (I’d rather spend a lot of money on a Le Creuset pot instead) Like for example the Mandolin I got was WAY over priced, but I wanted one and so I got it. I hate the damn thing. The thingy to slice stuff doesn’t come off and well the Mandolins I’ve used in the past they come off and well to me that is easier. Well not on this one. So I have troubles using it and the blade on it is so sharp that I stay away from it as I tend to cut myself very easily on sharp objects. So I will wait till I can afford the right kind of mandolin that I like! Until then Normy will have to help! (don’t think he minds)
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Recipe

4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, sliced into rings
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salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
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1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
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2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices,
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and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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3. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
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Mix in the flour and salt,
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and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk.
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Cook until mixture has thickened.
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Stir in cheese all at once,
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and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds.
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Pour cheese over the potatoes,
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and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
4. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.
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Goes great with some steak!
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