potatoes au gratin #1

improv dish turned out delish!

5 medium peeled potatoes, sliced thin
1 clove of garlic, peeled and cut in half
1 tsp of dried thyme.
1 cup of grated Emmenthal
3/4 cup of heavy cream
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with Convection on(if you have no convection oven, 375 degrees F will work).

Rub cut garlic half over the inner surface of an ovenproof dish. A nine inch square dish or a 12 inch pie dish should work with this recipe.

Toss the potatoes with thyme and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Mince garlic halves, and add to the potato mixture.

Layer 1/2 the potatoes into the ovenproof dish. Sprinkle most of the grated cheese over the potatoes. Layer the remaining potatoes over the cheese layer. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the pototoes, then pour cream over the potatoes.

Cover with buttered foil, and bake for 45 minutes, removing foil for last 10-15 minutes.

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