Friday, February 3, 2012

Buffalo Cheddar Potato Au Gratin

Its so Tasty and Spicy!!  A serious bite of YUM!
Add Crumbled Bacon and Minced Green Peppers for even more Fun!
Complexity Level:  Easy
Total Time:  Prep:  15  Bake: 1 hour
 Buffalo Cheddar Potato au Gratin
What You Need:
6 Potatoes, sliced paper thin
16 oz. Cream Cheese (use low fat for a healthier alternative)
1/2 cup Hot Sauce (I use Franks)
2 tbsp Heavy Cream
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Egg
1/2 Onion, minced
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
**Adding crumbled bacon and bell peppers?
2/3 cup Crumbled Bacon (Real Bacon Bits work Great!)
1 Bell Pepper, minced or sliced thin

Cooking Spray
8X8 baking Dish
Aluminum Foil

To start, slice your potatoes paper thin.  If you own a food processor, this will take maybe 2 minutes.  If not, a mandolin or by hand will work.  Just be sure the potatoes are not too thick, literally 2-3 mm is ideal.  Otherwise they will take longer to cook.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray your 8X8 coking dish with cooking spray and set aside.  Again either in your food processor, with a hand mixer, or a whisk, combine the salt, pepper, egg, cream, cream cheese, garlic powder and hot sauce.

Once blended smooth, it's time to begin assembly.  Spoon about 1 tbsp of the hot sauce mixture into your baking dish.  Cover the bottom with 1 layer if the thin potatoes and top them with about 1/4 cup of the hot sauce mixture.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese over this layer and repeat.  Potatoes, Sauce, Cheese.  I did 6 layers. The tope layer can have the remaining sauce and cheddar.

Cover with foil (Assuring rom from the top of the potatoes and foil as this will rise a bit) and bake 1 hour at 375 degrees.  After the hour, remove the foil and let brown 10-15 more minutes.  If you potatoes were thicker you may need up to 30 more minutes of baking.

 This was great with more hot sauce on top and a cold beer!  A wonderful feast for sports, proteins, or even your favorite sandwich!

I hope you enjoy!


  1. Looks amazing. Frank's is my hot sauce of choice as well, especially when making wings. Thanks for sharing. Buzzed ya.

  2. Thanks! I too am a Franks kinda person! I could drink that stuff! These potatoes were like a cross between cheesy potatoes and hot wings -- and they rocked! I'd probaby add chives next tiume, but my husband's picky so I went polain jane! Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note! Happy Friday!!

  3. lol! Thanks ;) I just had some leftovers --- YUMMMMM I love food the next day... I don't know if i'm a weirdo (ok I am) but man these are so good and got a kick! I hope you enjoy them too! Thanks for buzzing, and taking the time to visit Bargain Bites!

  4. I've been looking for a side dish for valentines day,I might use this!

  5. How fun! It will really "Spice" up the evening!!! lol Have a great weekend!


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