Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Potatoes Au Gratin “Lite”

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1.5 hours

4-5 medium potatoes peeled and sliced thin
1 medium (or ½ large) yellow, sweet or Vidalia onion, sliced thin and halved
10 -15 slices of Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese, pre-sliced or shaved with a cheese plane
6 tablespoons of butter cut up into pieces
1 cup of skim milk
Equipment:  11 x 8 ½ pan that you can bake and serve in.
Aluminum foil if your pan does not have its own tight-fitting lid.

Preheat oven to 375
Grease bottom of the pan with butter.
Place sliced potatoes on the bottom of the pan in a single layer, followed by the sliced onions and cheese.
Using 1-2 Tablespoons of the butter bits, dot your first layer.
Then follow with a second & third layer of potatoes, onions, cheese, and butter bits.
You can add a 4th or 5th layer, leaving ¼ of an inch space from the top of the pan.
Pour your milk evenly over your layers, the milk should be about ½ inch from the bottom of your pan, do not submerge all the potato layers in the milk.
Cover with aluminum foil or tight-fitting lid and place in your pre-heated oven.
Bake covered for the first 30 minutes, then uncover and continue baking for approximately 50 minutes to an hour until the top layer is golden brown and slightly crisp.

Remove from the oven and serve hot.

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