Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Au Gratin Potatoes with Collards

This recipe is the same one that I made here, except I added steamed, chopped collard greens. Because, why not?

It's also the perfect opportunity to use the food processor.

Au Gratin Potatoes with Collards

2 lb yukon gold potatoes, organic: 1.20
1 onion: 0.20
salt and pepper
2 c. milk: 0.32
5 oz cheddar cheese: 0.78
2 Tbsp butter: 0.13
2 Tbsp flour: 0.01
1 bu collard greens: 1.00

Total: $3.64 for about 6 generous servings (8 side dish servings): $0.46 to $0.64 per serving.

Wash the collards and remove stems. Steam for 10 mins.

Fire up the food processor, you'll need all the attachments except the one to make dough. Slice the potatoes, put in a bowl.

Slice the onions. Saute the onions in the butter until soft and browning.

Chop the steamed collard greens. Add to the potatoes in the bowl.

Shred the cheese.

When the onions are sauteed, add the flour to make a roux, and cook a couple of minutes. Add the milk slowly, stirring constantly. Add the potatoes and collards and salt and pepper (and nutmeg, if you've got it). Stir. Bring to a boil, and then the sauce will start to thicken.

Add all but 1/4 cup cheese. Stir. Put in a greased dish. Bake 1 hour at 375F, uncovered. Then cover and cook 20 min. Remove cover, add remaining cheese and bake 5 mins. You can add some breadcrumbs to the topping if you like, and if you are me and have a ton of breadcrumbs.


Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

This is delight full and Joanne being ur fren too, am inviting u here for her little party(its her birthday dear -i know that u know dear) which is a suprise party for her ...do leave her a wish in the sprinkles ok.....my feeds arent working so am trying my best to find all her pals to leave her a wish in the sprinkles before she gets there or even after....will ya help too to make it a little sucess....and leave her a wish too?


Joanne said...

I absolutely love anything gratin! great idea to add the kale.

Anonymous said...

yum this looks so comforting and good! do you have anything fun planed for the weekend?

Marcia said...

No big weekend plans. Supposed to rain, so I'll probably work Sat morning instead of run and try to run Sunday afternoon.