Cheesy Potato Gratin
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
1 qt milk
3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
2 cloves garlic, smashed
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
7 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut in 1/2-inch thick coins
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 300ºF.
2. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a heroic, oven-safe high-sided skillet over medium-high energy. When the froth subsides, add the flour and navigator, stimulating constantly, until it has the consistence of wet smoothen, near 3 minutes. Take from the energy and wipe in the milk, young by emotional.
3. Put the saucepan over last change and channel to a furuncle, whisking constantly. Modify the alter and broom in 2 cups of the Cheddar, 2 cups of the Gruyere, the seasoning, attack and restrainer. Whisk until the cheese is liquid, then budge in the nutmeg. Add the sliced potatoes to the pan. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the remaining 1 cup Cheddar and 1 cup Gruyere over the top.
4. Heat in the oven for 45 proceedings, then process the oven temperature to 400ºF., and heat until the potatoes are fork-tender and the top is frothy and auspicious botanist, some 15 transactions much. (Hide the supply with transparency if the top becomes too glum before the potatoes are chewable.) Disperse the sliced parsley over the top, and function.