Au Gratin Potatoes

6 large potatoes (“Gold Potatoes” work especially well with this recipe)
1 large onion
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups coarsely grated cheese (medium cheddar, jack, etc)
3 Tblsp butter
Salt & Pepper

Peel and slice potatoes 1/8″ thick. Soak in very salty ice water (or in fridge) until ready to use.
Drain potatoes and dry thoroughly with lint-free paper towel. Preheat oven 375*.
Slice onions 1/8″ thick
Use half of the butter to grease a 9×13 baking dish.
Layer potatoes, onions and 3/4 of the cheese, salt, pepper and parsley, with the last layer potatoes. Top with remaining butter and pour milk over all.
Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes.
Remove foil, check potatoes with fork to see they are nearly done. Top with remaining 1/4 of the cheese, return to oven, uncovered and finish cooking until potatoes are completely done and cheese is bubbly, about 15 minutes.
Let set for approximately 10 minutes before serving.

NOTE: If you want to omit the cheese, feel free to do so! Viola! Scalloped Potatoes!”
Also, adding cooked and drained ground beef is an inexpensive yet delicious way to make this simple dish a meal!

There is ham in these potatoes. Add Southern Green Beans and it’s Dinner Time!

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