Since being labelled with hot-headed, blood pressure issues, I’ve had to scale back on my salt. Poor innocent salt. I feel I should quit my job and my pressure would be fine.
Aaaanyway. I used to enjoy the boxed variety of Potatoes Au Gratin, however have you seen the sodium in those things?!? Yikes!!
I had to find a homemade alternative with less salt. I looked through a large amount of recipes, but none of them seemed to fit, so I had to mash them up to get what I wanted.
As with most of my recipes, I’m going to give approximate measurements for the ingredients.
I used a pie dish – Set oven for 350F
- 6 peeled potatoes – sliced thin
- 1 sweet onion – sliced thin
- 2 cups Shredded cheddar
- 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup of whole milk or better
- 1 Stick melted butter
- 1 Teaspoon of potato starch (thickener)
- Dash of pepper
- Dash of garlic powder
Mix the butter, milk, potato starch, pepper, garlic and any other spices you might like.
Start layering the potatoes, then onion, then cheeses, then splash some of the milk mix in. Put less in at the bottom and more towards the top as it will soak down, so to speak.
I ended with all the junk on top with some onion, hoping they would get caramelized, which they did!
© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl