I brain-stormed this recipe one night when we had a last minute dinner party. It brought rave reviews. Please read reviews.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x12 inch glass or ceramic dish with olive oil.

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  • Layer potatoes on the bottom of the dish. Pour 1/3 of the buttermilk over the potatoes and sprinkle with 1/3 of the salt, pepper and cheese. Repeat 2 more times, ending with cheese on top.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.

Tips

This recipe calls for kosher salt, not table salt. If you would like to substitute table salt, you will need only a fraction of the salt called for; season to taste.

Using a food processor to slice the potatoes will make it easier to achieve very thin slices. Remember, thicker slices will take longer to cook

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; 13.2 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 2723 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 13.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
The Recipe as listed is incorrect the amounts of salt and pepper should be in teaspoons NOT tablespoons the recipe is not edible if you use Tablespoons. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2007
I'm so sorry I hate to give poor reviews but these were not good at all. They were oily salty and under cooked. I did try an excellent recipe on this site called Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes submitted by Cathy Martin which was great! I'd suggest to try that one instead. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 51
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
The Recipe as listed is incorrect the amounts of salt and pepper should be in teaspoons NOT tablespoons the recipe is not edible if you use Tablespoons. Read More
(68)
Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2007
I'm so sorry I hate to give poor reviews but these were not good at all. They were oily salty and under cooked. I did try an excellent recipe on this site called Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes submitted by Cathy Martin which was great! I'd suggest to try that one instead. Read More
(80)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
The Recipe as listed is incorrect the amounts of salt and pepper should be in teaspoons NOT tablespoons the recipe is not edible if you use Tablespoons. Read More
(68)
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Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2006
Recipe states 35 minutes for cooking but mine had barely started cooking at that point. After all was said and done it was an hour and 15 minutes before the potatoes were tender. Flavor is good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/17/2006
This recipe is awful. I did not read the reviews and have learned from my mistake. Took over two hours to cook were watery and tasted terrible. Whole thing went into the trash. DO NOT try this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2004
I can't believe I didn't look at the reviews first before trying this recipe. Well It is way too salty. I think I cooked mine in the past at 425 for 45 minutes not 35 because the temperature was too low. I needed to cook this for 2 hours. I used less than half the salt and it was still way too salty. I should have known better than to just follow this recipe blindly especially since I've made this countless times in the past. I'm using it for a Thanksgiving dinner at work and it's ruined. Thanks a lot. You should take this recipe off of this site. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/11/2006
This recipe was awful. The buttermilk curdled the potatoes never cooked...I am thankful to see that I was not the only one with problems! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2006
this recipes was awful. the potatoes never cooked and the sauce was oily and very salty. I should have read the reviews before making it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
Oh what a failure! Much too watery and underdone! The seasoning proportions are too much also... I saw that right away and just put what I thought was best. Had to drain dish and continue cooking to salvage the ingredients. I am new to this site and have only tried a few recipes (others were successful) and I have learned a valuable lesson-- read the reviews BEFORE attempting a recipe. This recipe is so bad and has to be doctored so much to be usable it should be pulled from this site! Sure hope I am not invited to any of Miss BonnieB's impromptu dinner parties! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/04/2010
OK I also made these BEFORE reading any reviews... oops. I agree that these are by far NOT the best au gratin i have had. I caught the mistake of the kosher salt thing right away so it wasnt the salt. It was the cheese/milk sauce.... For me I think the biggest mistake here is not making a cheese rue/sauce on the stove first. Other recipes of au gratin potatoes call for that and are much better. More time yes but next time I will follow a recipe that does that. Read More
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