YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Walnut Sage Potatoes au Gratin, contributed by TwinLakesChef

Recipe Title: Walnut Sage Potatoes au Gratin

Contributed by: TwinLakesChef

Note from the Diva
Gruyere cheese, sage and walnuts add flavor to this traditional potato dish.

List of Ingredients
6 medium potatoes (2 lb.)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. walnut oil
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 cups milk
3 Tbsp. snipped fresh sage
4 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1/3 cup broken walnut pieces
Fresh sage leaves (optional)

Preparation
1. Peel potatoes, if desired, and thinly slice (should have 6 cups). Place
slices in a colander. Rinse with cool water; set aside to drain.

2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion and garlic in walnut oil
until tender but not brown. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at
once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove
from heat; stir in snipped sage.

3. Grease a 2-quart round casserole (with glass cover). Layer half of the
potatoes in casserole. Cover with half the sauce. Sprinkle with half the
cheese. Repeat layering with the potatoes and sauce. (Cover and chill
remaining cheese until needed.)

Advantium oven method: Prepare recipe through Step 3. Place
assembled casserole on turntable of the Advantium oven. Cook, covered,
for 20 minutes at U=6, L=5, M=4 or until potatoes are just tender. Uncover;
sprinkle remaining cheese and the walnuts over top. Bake 3 to 5 minutes
more. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with
sage leaves. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Standard oven method: Bake casserole, covered, in conventional oven at
350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 25 minutes more or until
potatoes are just tender. Sprinkle remaining cheese and nuts over top.
Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with sage leaves.

Microwave method: Using a microwave-safe casserole, assemble
ingredients through Step 3. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back an edge of
wrap to allow steam to escape. Microcook on 70% power (medium-high) for
25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Uncover; sprinkle remaining
cheese and walnuts over top. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Top with sage
leaves.

Nutritional Analysis: per serving: 217 calories, 12 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 17 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein, 7% vitamin A, 23% vitamin C, 20% calcium, 6% iron.

Cookbook Category
Casserole
Vegetables

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake
Stovetop

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

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