Monday, June 11, 2018

# crock pot # crockpot

Crockpot Monday: Potatoes Au Gratin

Can you believe that it's June already? My oldest just graduated from high school and his younger brother is off next week to jazz camp. He'll be starting his senior year in the fall. I thought I was ready for this but I'm not. I'm crazy emotional. Still, what goes best with crazy emotional? Comfort food and for the next five weeks, we'll be focusing on some comfort food side dishes!

This week? Potatoes Au Gratin!

1.5 sticks of butter (12 tablespoons)
6 Tablespoons flour
3.5 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 teaspoons dried mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 baking potatoes
2 parsnips
1 white onion, peeled and chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
green onion (for garnish, optional)


Wash and peel your potatoes and parsnips. Slice them long ways, then slice in 1/4 inch slices. Dice the white onion. Add the onion, potatoes, and parsnips to your crockpot.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add your flour, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes. Then slowly add your cream, and spices, stirring continuously to blend. Pour mixture over potatoes and parsnips, and place the lid on top.

Cook on Low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5.

Before serving, stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until it disappears.

Garnish with green onion if desired.

Let me know if you try this recipe and what you served it alongside!

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