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Au Gratin Potatoes for Two

Au Gratin Potatoes for Two

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Au Gratin Potatoes for Two is a wonderful easy side dish to pair with whatever you're making for your intimate dinner for two!
Course Side Dishes - Potatoes
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 2
Calories 889

Ingredients

  • Butter oil or cooking spray for baking dishes
  • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes approximately 12 ounces, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 to 1 ¼ cups heavy cream or half-and-half to cover
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter, oil or spray two small baking dishes with cooking spray.
  • Place potatoes and garlic in a small saucepan. Add heavy cream or half-and-half and salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer and gently cook the potatoes for 4 minutes. Remove potatoes and garlic to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  • Whisk grated cheese into cream until smooth.
  • Layer ⅓ of the potatoes into the two individual baking dishes (⅙ into each dish). Drizzle both dishes with ⅓ of the cheese sauce. Repeat layering two more times, finishing with cheese sauce.
  • Place on a baking sheet, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and gratins are bubbling.

Notes

If using half-and-half, whisk in 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour.
MAKE AHEAD:  Can be prepared up to the point of baking 1-2 days ahead of time.  Let sit out at room temperature while the oven preheats.  You may need to add additional baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 889kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 1251mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2617IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 444mg | Iron: 2mg