Food - Drink
Why Sunny Anderson Says Potatoes Au Gratin Are A Perfect Holiday Dish
By MATTHEW SPINA
Preparing food during the holidays is quite a balancing act, from planning to shopping to cooking, and simple yet impressive recipes can be a godsend. Food Network star Sunny Anderson recommends potatoes au gratin for the ultimate holiday side dish, since it is delicious yet flexible in terms of ingredients and preparation.
Anderson says that potatoes au gratin can share the oven with other dishes and cooks well at various temperatures, meaning you can bake multiple dishes at once. In her recipe, potatoes with sage-infused cream and cheese are baked, covered, for 40 minutes, then finished uncovered for the last 20 minutes for a browned top.
Potatoes au gratin also works with various kinds of cheese and other ingredients, and while Anderson's recipe calls for Manchego for the cheese, she says mozzarella, Gouda, or the classic Gruyere also work great. Potatoes au gratin can also be made ahead of time and reheats well right before serving.