Food For Thought – Potatoes Au Gratin

“He looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn’t ordered.” -Ring Lardner

I had been watching Good Eats with Alton Brown and he did a show on potatoes, which included a recipe for potatoes au gratin. I can almost never pronounce it, but they are delicious so I wanted to make some.


  • 6 Medium-Sized Baking Potatoes
  • 2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Cups Shredded Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • Salt and Pepper

Grease a casserole dish. Slice the potatoes to about a 1/8 of an inch. Mix 1 cup of cheddar, Parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of Gouda. Layer potatoes and the mix of the cheeses and salt and pepper in the casserole dish.

Melt the butter, milk, and flour in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in cheese.

Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes and bake at 400 for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

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