The Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes are piled high in a cast iron skillet which means they can be cooked in the oven or in a covered grill
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I know summer is in our rearview mirrors but you’re not ready to put the grill up are you? I know we’re not ready to give it up quite yet and I still find myself out on the back patio in the evenings ready to fire up the grill.
Since we’re planning on moving soon, I’m trying to get as much grilling in as we can. I’m not sure when we’ll be grilling again once we move into an apartment. I know that there are grills available for everyone to use at most apartment complexes but it just won’t be the same.
That means that we’re trying to soak up as much grilling time as possible.
Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes are totally happening today and I know that you’re going to love them! But wait, before we get into the recipe, let’s talk about these Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes!
I really wanted to call these Cheesy Skillet Scalloped Potatoes when I was making them. Every time I’ve ever searched for a recipe like this I’ve always searched for “Scalloped Potatoes”, but Big Bear pointed out that he thought these were more like Au Gratin Potatoes!
I took to the internet to find out the difference and it looks like Big Bear was right! Potatoes like this with cheese are indeed called, Au Gratin Potatoes. Scalloped Potatoes are similar but they don’t have cheese.
What?! I’ve totally been in love with the wrong kind of potato my entire life. haha
So, call these Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes or call them Cheesy Skillet Scalloped Potatoes, either way you’re gonna love them!
These Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes went perfectly with our grilled Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks this past weekend!
The Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes are piled high in a cast iron skillet which means they can be cooked in the oven or in a covered grill! If you’re going to have the grill going for hot dogs you can just use that heat source for the side dish too!
Potatoes and hot dogs go hand in hand, don’t they?
Hot Dogs and Chips.
Hot Dogs and Fries.
Hot Dogs and Cheesy Skillet Au Gratin Potatoes! Perfect Fit!
Also, I can’t believe that I don’t make homemade Au Gratin Potatoes more often! They’re so easy!
You’re just going to need a few potatoes, some cheese, milk, butter, flour, garlic and onion powder to make these happen!
Slice the potatoes into thin slices with a mandoline, layer them in a cast iron skillet with a bit of cheese, add a little milk mixture and bake them until they’re perfectly tender!
We should totally have this meal more often!
The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.
- 3 large Russet Potatoes
- Olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 4 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
Using a mandolin, slice the potatoes into thin slices. Set them aside.
In a small pot melt the butter and then whisk in the flour. Whisk the flour until it turns a light brown/caramel color. Add in the milk and whisk together.
Whisk in the garlic and onion powder.
Right before the milk starts to simmer, remove it from the heat.
Wipe a cast iron skillet (or any oven proof skillet) down with a little olive oil.
Layer some of the potatoes in a circular pattern to cover the bottom of the skillet. Sprinkle with some of the Colby Jack cheese and a little of the Parmesan cheese.
Add another layer of potatoes and sprinkle them with some of the Colby Jack cheese and a little of the Parmesan cheese.
Continue to layer the potatoes and cheese until you reach the top of the pan, leaving about half a cup to a cup of cheese out.
Pour the milk mixture all over the top of the potatoes. Add the rest of the cheese to the top of the potatoes.
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
Remove foil and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted!