Potatoes Au Gratin is a classic recipe but it’s one of my favorites by far. Potatoes are so versatile, that it’s a lot of fun to see how many different ways I can use them in a recipe.
There are many fancy ways you can use potatoes. I’ve seen them carved into beautiful shapes like flowers and people’s faces, however, you can’t beat the classics. These Potatoes Au Gratin are pretty easy to make and always make for a crowd-pleasing dish. Of course, even if you don’t have a crowd, the family will love them and be back for seconds.
Potatoes Au Gratin in the Air Fryer
If you haven’t gotten an Air Fryer yet, you’re missing out. Not only do they make dishes like these Potatoes Au Gratin so much easier to prepare, but they also make them a little healthier. An Air Fryer needs hardly any oil to function. This means your usual dishes that are bogged down with oil, won’t be!
What’s the best way to slice potatoes?
It’s a lot easier to slice the potatoes for this dish by using a mandolin slicer. Be careful though, don’t go for a cheaper mandolin slicer as it’s easy to cut yourself on those. Be sure you get one with a guard so your fingers will stay intact. it’s well worth it though and you can use it for many more of my recipes outside of these Potatoes Au Gratin.
What Does Potatoes Au Gratin Mean?
Typically this refers to a casserole where you’ve created a browned crust on top of a dish. Sometimes this is done with breadcrumbs, sometimes cheese–or if you’re craving some good old fashioned American topping, I’ve seen this done with crushed, buttered corn flakes.
I will not judge, because by golly that cornflake topping is delicious!
I debated whether these were au gratin or not, since I don’t use a topping for them. But the simplest way to get a browned crust on these–and also a delicious way to do that–is to top with grated cheese for the final 2-3 minutes of cooking.
I absolutely love side dishes containing potatoes. These Potatoes Au Gratin are only one of my favorites but, they’re always at the top of my list. They’re quick to toss together, and they always come out with the perfect texture and flavor. I guarantee the entire family will be in love with this dish. I know mine was!
Tips and Tricks for Making Potatoes Au Gratin
- For the perfect Au Gratin potatoes, make sure you slice all of the potatoes the same size. A mandolin slicer makes this easier.
- Add cheese to the top of the potatoes in the final 2-3 minutes of cooking for a cheesy crust.
What goes well with Au Gratin Potatoes?
- Air Fryer Cornish Game Hen– This recipe features the beautiful flavorings of Thai Gai Yang and will be a recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.
- Air Fryer Beef Bulgogi Burgers– A fresh spin on a traditional burger recipe.
- Italian Stuffed Steak Rolls– a fancy dish that is stupid simple to make.
Looking for More Air Fryer Recipes?
- Easy Baked Apples– Several variations to make the most delicious baked apples.
- Spiced Butternut Squash– Packed full of flavor and done in 15 minutes!
- Air Fryer Fennel Chicken– Pair chicken and fennel for the perfect flavor combination.
If you’re looking for more delicious potato recipes, check out my Irish Colcannon. It’s a wonderful twist on mashed potatoes that you’re going to love!
Every one of the recipes in this book can be made in an hour or less, and many are on the table in as little as 30 minutes. You won’t find “cream of anything” cans in the ingredient list: instead, you’ll start with fresh ingredients–healthful meats and vegetables–and let the air fryer do the hard work.
Finding a quick and easy side dish to pair with your meal doesn’t have to be a chore. If you’ve been looking for the perfect Potatoes Au Gratin recipe, this is the one for you. A savory, creamy, and cheesy accompaniment to your dinner.
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- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/4 cup onion roughly chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 medium russet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced (about 1.5 cups)
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced (about 1.5 cups)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Spray a 6 x 3-inch round baking pan and set aside.
- In a blender, blend together the cream, onion, shallot, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper, until smooth.
- In a large bowl, mix together the russet and sweet potato. Drizzle with oil. Add salt and pepper and toss to coat.
- Place the potatoes in the greased pan. Pour the whipping cream mixture over the top of the potatoes.
- Cover with foil and place in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 350°F for 40 minutes or until potatoes are nearly tender.
- Uncover and top with grated parmesan. Set the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are bubbly with a golden brown crust.
- Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.