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Minnesota Cooking: Au Gratin Potatoes from Scratch

Updated on November 25, 2017

Au Gratin Potatoes

This used to be a wash day meal. It used to be mixed up and placed on top of the stove and baked while the mom was doing the laundry. The laundry was an all day job, in the washing machine. Through the wringer. Rinse. Hang to dry.

The mom would be there most of the day.

The pan will be coated with browned milk by the time it is finished. That is normal. The dish is hard to clean. May require much soaking to get clean.

But, the potatoes, oh so worth the wait and the time spent.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours 30 min
Yields: serves 4

Instructions

  1. butter pan, slice potatoes with Salad Shooter. Layer with onions, ham, celery, cheese. Seasoned salt.
  2. complete layers. Add fry magic to layers. Add cup of butter.
  3. Add milk to cover. Bring to boil in oven, and boil for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake until thick.
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Ingredients

  • 8 raw potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 cup ham, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, minced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt
melt butter in pan
melt butter in pan
dice onion and celery, mushrooms if your guests like mushrooms.
dice onion and celery, mushrooms if your guests like mushrooms.
fry in butter in pan
fry in butter in pan
onions will be shiny
onions will be shiny
peel potatoes
peel potatoes
salad shoot a layer
salad shoot a layer
diced ham for layer
diced ham for layer
repeat layers of potatoes
repeat layers of potatoes
cheese
cheese
ham and veggies
ham and veggies
Fry Magic between layers to thicken
Fry Magic between layers to thicken
cheddar cheese
cheddar cheese
melted butter
melted butter
milk to cover
milk to cover
oven 375 3 hours or until potatoes are tender
oven 375 3 hours or until potatoes are tender

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      10 months ago from Minnesota

      Linda Crampton, thanks for your comment. It was very tasty. I even ate the leftovers, with cheese, on a tortilla wrap, like an augratin burrito.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I like just about any combination of potatoes and cheese. Your recipe sounds tasty. The first paragraph about the wash day meal was interesting. It's certainly easier to wash clothes today!

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