The first thing which came to my mind when I received the glass pan from LocknLock was Potato Au Gratin. But since it is loaded with fat I started searching for a healthy version of it and found one in Food Network. First time making it and I was skeptical but it turned out excellent. My kids loved it. The recipe called for 1% milk but I had only fat free and used the same.
5 small red or yukon gold potatoes sliced with skin
1 clove garlic mashed
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp pepper
Slice potatoes into slices of even thickness. Mandoline will be helpful to slice evenly.
Boil them until tender. We do not want the potatoes to break apart. Let them cool a bit.
Prepare the white sauce. Heat the butter. Whisk in flour and mix. Then add the cold milk slowly stirring continuously. Add in the garlic and thyme. Keep stirring until the mix thickens a bit. For fat free milk it will not thicken a lot.
Add 1/2 of the cheese and stir until the cheese melts. Add salt and pepper.
Grease an oven safe pan with spray. I have used the glass pan from LocknLock. The shape was perfect and the quantity it held was good for 2-3 servings. First layer the potatoes. Then pour 1/2 of the sauce over it. Add a second layer of potatoes.
Add the remaining sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over it. Place in a 350F preheated oven for 20 minutes. Then place under broiler until the cheese is browned.
Remove from oven. Let it rest before serving as it retains its shape better after cooling. Also the sauce thickens more on cooling. This pan is so beautiful and elegant and can go from oven to table.
Yum yum low fat Potato Au Gratin ready to be served. My 6 yr old loved it.
This beauty can be found at Lock & Lock Glass Pan, Orange, 4.8-Cup, 39-Fluid Ounces
Sending the Potato Au Gratin to the following events.
Kids Delight hosted by Mina Joshi. Event was originally started by Srivalli.
Fast Food not Fat Food hosted by Bon Appetit. Event was originally started by Priya of Now Serving.
1. Using milk with more fat will give a much thicker sauce.
2. Can use more cheese if desired.
3. Fresh thyme can be used if on hand.
38 Responses to Potato Au Gratin – Low Fat
So melty, runny, cheesy that I’m gonna be obsessed until I test the recipe !
Love this site. Thanks for the good info.
This is one of my favorites and low fat just adds to the charm!
one of my most fav ways to have potatoes – This contents of the bowl looks fabulous!
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Potatoes can't get any better Vardhini. loved the gratin. truly low fat. yummm..
Potato gratin looks awesome with that cheese.
what a treat – yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ! thanks for sending it to my event !
Yummy cheesy treat love au gratins.
interesting recipe….looks very delicious!!
Looks very yummy..nice clicks..bookmarked dear
hey Vardhini thx for the invitation to a treasure of veg recipes…..loved the potato gratin…looks temptg.
lovely potato recipe..nice clicks too..thanx for sharing!
Beautiful and yummy.. thanks for the low-fat recipe.. would love to try.. bookmarking…
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What a creamy and flavorful looking gratin… Nice step by step recipe…
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U have a lovely space… Happy to follow u…
Mouth drooling ! nice pictures ! great presentation….keep rocking
Love gratins..this looks so perfect and yummy!!
Love comforting food… especially after an exhausting day!
Potato cannot get any better!! and low fat, now you are talking
First time here… tempting au gratin looks great.. happy to follow u..
Wow, its looks very tempting, can be gobbled away..
wow….this is simply delicious n i bookmarked this for my kids….looks very tempting
Wow this looks so inviting..bookmarked.
Gorgeous looking Gratin…
Totally drooling over it ~ so cheesy n yummy gratin!
Yummy and delicious gratin..nice recipe..thanks for sharing!
Wow! So cheesy! Really good and heavenly!
WOW..this looks really beautiful…kiddos will love this.
Looks really delicious..yummy!!
Oooohooo…yummy yum:) looks delicious..
Au Gratin looks simply delicious…
hmm so tempting and delicious…
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looks inviting me to taste it…nice recipe
I do this gratin quite often, sometime i do add veggies to this potato gratin to feed easily my kids..simply inviting..
Wow wonderful recipe,looks healthy and rich creamy potatos.Simply superb and clear explanation.
Bookmarked right away.. loved it just by reading …
bookmarked….nice recipe….looks cheezy….my daughter will love it 100%