One of my favorite dishes is Potatoes Au Gratin. Usually, I buy it around Thanksgiving as it's more of a family dish and not something that you would make for just one person. The greatest sin in anything Au Gratin is having it sit in a watery or milky liquid. I love it when it's rich and cheesy. When I came across Stew Leonard's Potatoes Au Gratin I was intrigued. I noticed no extra liquid floating around. That can only mean one of two things: it's cheesy or dry.
Fortunately, this was cheesy and melty. Going through the ingredients, it's all good stuff. Best of all they keep it simple: salt, pepper, nutmeg and garlic. It isn't located in a consistent section. I found mine in a refrigerated section by the steaks that was labeled "Steak House Sides."
The pros: Stew Leonard's Potatoes Au Gratin is cheesy and ready in about 10 minutes.
The cons: Priced by the pound.
The verdict: For $8.99 per pound this is easy, quick and very tasty. The flavors here were simple but really worked. It's a great side to pick up if you are running low on time since Potatoes au Gratin is not a quick side to make. While I wished it wasn't priced by the pound, it's worth the price in terms of time savings and the fact that ingredients are kept simple but are quality. There is no ingredient on the list is strange or foreign. The potatoes were cooked well and still had nice texture. Best of all, there is no milk floating at the bottom. These are a really good cheesy baked side.
The ingredients and how to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
With a nice steak dinner you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. This is worth picking up, especially if you are a fan of this side dish, but don't wish to go through the trouble of making it yourself.
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