Monday, October 7, 2013

Parmesan Potato au Gratin

I actually made these a few months ago for our {Tim and I} anniversary and they were delicious. I love them because they are just the right size, being made in a muffin tin. This recipe is for six servings, but can easily be scaled up.


The parmesan cheese helped create a crispy outside. And it can be paired perfectly with any protein, I prefer a nice steak.

 
Parmesan Potato au Gratin

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons onion or shallot, finely chopped
2 cups half and half 

1 cup parmesan, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon thyme {fresh}, chopped

2-3 medium russet potatoes, sliced thinly



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix the garlic, onion or shallot, half and half, 1/2 cup parmesan, salt, pepper and thyme in a bowl and set aside.
  • Stack about 7-8 potato slices into each muffin tin. The number of slices will vary depending on the thickness of the cut. Stack them tightly but not any higher than the muffin tin itself.
  • Pour the half and half mixture over the potato slices, being careful not to overfill. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese over each muffin tin. 
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until the cheese is golden brown, and the liquid has absorbed into the potatoes. I would suggest putting a pan underneath just in case of dripping.



Ashley