Old Rotten Potatoes
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-10
Potatoes and onions are layered and covered with a cheese sauce before baking in a moderate oven until golden brown and bubbly.
  • 8-10 medium sized potatoes. peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded--I used cheddar and jack, but you can use your favorite
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash and peel potatoes and thinly slice
  2. Arrange half of the potatoes in the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of potatoes
  4. Sprinkle chopped onion evenly on top of potatoes
  5. Add another layer of potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. In a 2 quart sauce pan, melt butter with minced garlic.
  7. When butter is melted, add flour and stir to make a paste.
  8. Add milk, whisking until flour and butter mixture is incorporated and there are no lumps.
  9. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and the sauce thickens slightly.
  10. Add shredded cheese and stir until the mixture is smooth. If it gets too thick, you many need to add a little bit more milk. The sauce needs to be thin enough to run between the layers of the potatoes, but thick enough that the final dish won't be runny. Keep in mind that it will thicken more during the baking process.
  11. Add salt and pepper to the sauce.
  12. Pour over layered potatoes and onions in the baking dish
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender and the top is lightly browned.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/side-dish/old-rotten-potatoes/