Recipe of the Month
AU GRATIN POTATOES
By Dorothy Zehnder
Ingredients and Instructions:
8 cups peeled cubed potatoes (1 lb. 2 oz.)
¼ cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, level
¾ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
1 lb. processed American cheese, cubed
Minced fresh parsley
In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling water till done, approximately 7 to 12 minutes. Drain and place in a greased 2½-quart baking dish. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add the flour, salt and pepper; stir to form a smooth paste. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 1 minute. Add cheese; stir just until melted. Pour over potatoes and mix in gently.
Cover and bake in preheated 350º oven for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.
Yield: 12 servings
***Note from Dorothy’s note – This is a very good potato side dish that is perfect for any entrée. Please note that if you are using raw potatoes (peeled and cubed), bake in oven about 1½ hours.