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Walnut and Sage Potatoes au Gratin

Makes: 10 to 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F1 hr 10 mins Stand 10 mins
Walnut and Sage Potatoes au Gratin
  • 2  pounds  fingerling potatoes
  • 1  medium  onion, chopped
  • 1  teaspoon  bottled minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 3  tablespoons  walnut oil or olive oil
  • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2  cups  milk
  • 3  tablespoons  snipped fresh sage
  • 1  cup  shredded Gruyere cheese (4 oz.)
  • 1/3  cup  broken walnuts
  •  Fresh sage leaves (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole; set aside. Halve potatoes lengthwise. Place potato halves in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain.

For sauce::

2. In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in snipped sage.

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

4. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more or just until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with walnuts. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with sage leaves. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

From the Test KitchenMicrowave Directions:
  • Using microwave-safe casserole, prepare as directed through Step 3. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back edge of wrap to allow steam to escape. Microwave on 70 percent power (medium-high) for 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with walnuts. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts (Walnut and Sage Potatoes au Gratin)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 217,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 17,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 20,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 9,
  • vit. A (RE) 72,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • sodium (mg) 187,
  • calcium (mg) 202,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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