Au Gratin Potatoes

As my domestic helper was taking her day off today, I had to be home to watch over the kids. Since I'll be home, I might as well baked some potatoes to bring over to my parents' in law house for dinner. It's not every week that I bake/cook and bring some food over to their place. I usually eat what my mother in law prepares. Actually, I enjoyed eating her dishes. She likes to cook many dishes, and each dish, small to medium quantity. So I have lots of varieties, and I like it! Her signature food is chicken wings! Her chicken wings stays crispy for hours left on the dining table. Yummy!

I baked a pan of Au Gratin Poatoes with Bacons, Mushrooms and Cauliflowers. Baked it till golden brown with the smell of cheese aroma in the air!

Recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes with Bacons & Califlower
Serves 10 (as side dish)

4 big Russet Potatoes
150g Califlower, chopped
250g Back Bacons, cut strips
150g Button mushrooms, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup cream
250g Grated Mozzarella cheese

1. Boil russet potatoes till soft. Then peel off the skins.
2. Cook button mushrooms in some oil or butter, then leave aside.
3. Blanched cauliflowers with some salts.
4. Cook bacons in little oil. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 190C.
5. Mashed potatoes into the baking pan, add blanched cauliflowers, cooked mushrooms and bacons. Add the seasoning and cream. Mix them well.
6. Spread the mozzarella cheese all over the casserole.
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown in colour.

Recipe taught by my elder sister, Stephanie.


Elyse said...
April 5, 2009 at 11:55 PM

I love potatotes au gratin. Your dish turned out fabulously. I've never seen cauliflower added, but that sounds fabulous, too! Can't wait to try out your recipe.

Kitchen Corner said...
April 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Wow! All your family member can really cook good food! That's no reason for going out for meal then. Wonderful recipe! This would be good for serving guests. I will do it for my guests. Thanks for sharing!

Passionate About Baking said...
April 6, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Hi Elyse,
Thanks. I simply love the baked cheese. Yup, it's really nice with the cauliflowers. My sister taught me that. :)

Hi Grace,
Oh, not all family members can cook. Only my mum, my elder sister and myself more! Heehee...My elder sister is more western, so she taught me how to do it. I hope the instructions are clear as I found it quite difficult to put to words! :p Hope you enjoyed it!

thecoffeesnob said...
April 7, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Hi Jane. That looks really good- it reminds me of the baked cauliflower cheese I used to eat at university. Your mum sounds like an amazing cook by the way.

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