3 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of flour
2 cups milk
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Peeled and sliced boiled potatoes*
salt and pepper to taste
*The recipe calls for “boiled potatoes”, but doesn’t specify an amount. So I just started peeling and slicing potatoes until I filled my casserole dish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Once you have your potatoes peeled and sliced, put them in a large pot or saucepan, cover with water, and boil until tender. Drain off water, cover pot, and set aside.
In a medium saucepan melt the butter, and then add the flour. Stir over low heat until it just bubbly. Add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, or until slightly thickened.
Remove from heat. Grease your 2 quart casserole dish, and then add 1/2 of the boiled potatoes. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the chopped onion, pour 1/2 of the sauce evenly, and then add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the rest of the potatoes, onion, and more salt and pepper. Then cover with the cheddar cheese, and pour the remaining sauce evenly over the top.
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. You can switch up this recipe if you like. Use a different cheese, omit the onion, or add cooked cubed ham.
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