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Au Gratin Potatoes

The best side dish!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Cheese, Comfort Food, Holiday, Potatoes
Servings: 6 People
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil


  • 4 oz Fontina Cheese
  • 3-4 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 2 T Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1/8 tsp dried Thyme
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 c Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 c Chicken Stock
  • 2 T chopped Chives


  • Preheat the oven to 400
  • Put the cheese in the freezer for 10 minutes, then grate on the large holes of a box grater; set aside.
  • Use the slicer on you box grater to thinly slice the potatoes (or you can use a mandoline).
  • In an oven-proof skillet, melt the butter over medium to medium-high heat.  Add the onions; sprinkle with salt, pepper, herbs de provence, thyme salt and pepper.  Stir often and sauté until onions are soft; about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and stir for another 30 seconds.
  • Add cream and chicken stock; bring to a boil. 
  •  Turn off the heat and mix in most of the chives and half of the grated cheese.
  • Arrange the potato slices in the pan keeping them as vertical as possible.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the potatoes and bake for 10 more minutes until the cheese is melted and there is a golden brown crust.
  • Garnish with remaining chives and serve immediately.


Mangia! Mangia!