Potato Au Gratin

Gratin is a French culinary technique in which an ingredient is topped with either breadcrumbs or grated cheese or egg or butter. This is usually made in a shallow dish and placed on the top rack of oven so the upper coil helps the cheese to melt n caramalize.

This is one of the quick n yummy dish.

The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make an addictive experience.

I have kept potato as a main ingredient which is topped with white sauce and grated cheese.

ingredients 

Potato – 2 medium (sliced round into 1/4 inch with skin)

Onion – 1 (sliced round)

Garlic – 5pods (crushed and chopped)

Pepper – 1/2tsp

All purpose flour – 2tbsp

Cheese slice – 2

Butter – 2tbsp

Milk – 250ml

Cilantro – 2tbsp

Cheddar cheese – 100 cms(grated)

Salt to taste

Method 

  • Slice the potatoes and dip them in water till we need it.
  • In a pan melt butter and garlic and saute for few seconds and then flour to this. Saute this for another few seconds.Donot let the flour burn or turn Brown.
  • Gradually add milk to this and whisk so that no lumps are formed.Add chopped cilantro and cheese slices to this and mix till well combined.
  • Keep this aside.
  • Now take a shallow baking dish and grease with butter.
  • Now layer the potatoes evenly. second layer, layer the onion rings. Drizzle some salt n pepper. Now evenly pour the white sauce.
  • Next spread the grated cheese
  • Repeat the procedure and the top most layer must be grated cheese
  • Add few butter cubes here n there on top.
  • Now place this in a preheated oven at 180C for 20mins covered with an aluminium foil and next 10 mins without that.So the top layer melts and is brown.

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