Scalloped Potatos Au Gratin with Gruyere

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  • For Easter, we were fortunate enough to get a free Honey Baked ham from a vendor of mine. This was so awesome because I didn’t have to stress about the meat and got to focus on the sides. I bought a mandolin slicer* a few months back and had only used it once so I was excited to break it in. This dish can definitely be made by just cutting the potatoes, but I wanted the slices to be even. 

    Scalloped Potatos Au Gratin with Gruyere

    Scalloped Potatos Au Gratin with Gruyere
    adapted from Tyler’s Ultimate
    2 1/2 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8 inch thick slices
    1/2 large onion, sliced
    1 1/2 C heavy cream
    3 fresh thyme sprigs
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
    Butter for coating baking dish (or cook spray)
    Salt and pepper
    1 C Gruyere, grated
    1 C mild cheddar, grated
    1/2 C Parmesan, grated
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small sauce pan, heat the cream, thyme, garlic and nutmeg. 
    While cream is heating up, butter a 9X13 baking dish. Place a layer of potatoes in an overlapping pattern and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/2 of the onion slices on the potato layer. Remove the cream from the heat and pour a little over the potatoes. Sprinkle with 1/3 all Gruyere, cheddar and Parmesan. Make 2 more layers, using onion only on the next one. 
    Bake, uncovered for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool a bit before serving. 
    This was a bubbly, cheesy, ooey, gooey, yummy in my tummy kind of dish! It went perfectly with our ham, green beans and 6 cheese macaroni! :) Ok, I gotta go hit the gym now! 
    *The mandolin slicer that I bought was the Progressive International HGT-11 Folding Mandolin Slicer from Amazon.  It works REALLY well and is extremely inexpensive. (I think I got mine for like $18.00) The one thing I will say about it is that it is SUPER sharp! I read several reviews for it before I bought it and everyone said to buy the protective gloves so you do not cut yourself (and I know my clumsy self….so I bought the gloves!) No kidding, that puppy is sharp! But it really gets the job done and I totally recommend it; you just can’t beat the price!
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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09496479587903247593 MaryAnn

      Great, am making this one for Easter this Sunday. Will let you know how it turns out. Could I use a food processor to slice the potatoes as well as the mandolin?

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        MaryAnn, great question! I’ve never used my food processor slicer for some reason, but that would work great. They just need to be even slices so the cooking time is the same for each potato. YUM!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02825746200428491689 Dr. Pam

      This looks really delicious! I was thinking about adding a bit of cayenne…your thoughts?

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Yum, yes!! That sounds even better! I love a little heat with rich cheeses, mmmmm!