Individual Cheesy Potatoes Gratin

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


cup Half & Half
1 small Garlic Clove, minced
Salt & Pepper, to taste
inch Butter, to butter the dishes (definitely use


Carefully slice potatoes as thin as possible. Add slice potatoes to a bowl and pour the half & half on top. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt & pepper. Stir to coat the potatoes evenly. Generously butter your dish(es) because this will also be one of the flavorings, not just for greasing. Spoon your potatoes evenly into 2 small ramekins and flatten to make sure they're in an even layer. Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 40 minutes, then remove and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.




Sena Wilson's picture

I love cheesy Au Gratin of my favorites. I always use heavy cream because it helps make a heavier sauce. These sound very good, and the browning of cheese gives them a crunchier texture on top!


Good Sunday afternoon! Well I've had a pretty eventful weekend so far. Friday when we were out I noticed a sign for a new shopping center near us that was having a pumpkin festival Saturday. I saw tons of pumpkins (which always excites me this time of year, so pretty) and I was thinking we should maybe check it out, and I planned to look up more information on it on the computer when I got home. Well I was about to head to bed around 1 in the morning and I quickly remembered to look it up. Well I saw that they were having a pumpkin dessert contest, and that you don't have to register until you get there with your dessert in hand. I was SO excited, I couldn't pass it up! I knew right away what I was going to make, and the next morning my husband and I headed out early and got my ingredients. You could submit as many entry's as you want, and I chose 2: Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Well I'm so thrilled to say that I won 2nd and 3rd place! I really enjoyed it and I can't wait until next year! Now, on to these insanely delicious potatoes. Wow, these were good. You can definitely just make them in a big casserole dish instead of the individual ones, but I just love my colorful little ramekins from the Target dollar spot (even though I think these were $2.50 for a set of 4) but so worth it! You must must MUST make these! I would highly suggest letting the top layer of cheese get as brown as mine did, because to me, that totally made them! Enjoy!!




Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 4:25pm


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