Garlic, Red Onion, and Jarslberg Gratin Potatoes

We all know about comfort foods.  They are typically warm, bubbly, flavorful, and tend to be loaded with carbs and/or fat.  And it’s probably because of those reasons that we crave them from time to time.

These potatoes definitely fall into the comfort food category.  The Jarlsberg cheese makes them one of my favorite side dishes. They are delicious!

This recipe was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Grilling Book.

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1/4 of a large red onion, sliced thin

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. salt

1 heaping cup of Jarlsberg cheese (I diced slices of cheese)

9 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced thin

1 cup heavy cream

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8”x8” baking dish using non-stick cooking spray.

Arrange half of the potato slices in the bottom of the dish.  Sprinkle half of the garlic, onion, cheese, and salt & pepper over the first layer of potatoes.  Repeat with a second layer of potatoes: add the remaining garlic, onion, cheese and salt & pepper on top.  Pour heavy cream over the top of all the ingredients. Cover and bake for 70 minutes.  Uncover and bake for additional 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and the top turns golden brown.

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This dish pairs well with hamburgers, chicken, and meatloaf.  I can almost guarantee that if you share these potatoes as a dish to pass you’ll come home with an empty dish.

What’s your favorite comfort food?