Microwave Fondue-Style Potatoes Au Gratin

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Yields: 4 servings

A fondue twist on a favorite potato classic — Potatoes Au Gratin.

Potatoes are naturally gluten-free. To ensure this dish is too, check the label and skip or substitute ingredients marked with a (*).

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp grated or ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine or dry vermouth, divided*
  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 medium), cut the short way into 1/8-inch thick slices, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere, Emmental, or Swiss cheese, divided*

Directions:

1) Mix the garlic powder, salt, nutmeg, and pepper in a small bowl.

2) Put 2 tbsp wine in an 8-inch square, microwave-safe baking dish to coat the bottom; top with a third of the potatoes, then sprinkle on a third of the spice mixture and a third of the grated cheese.

3) Repeat, using half the remaining wine, half the potatoes, half the spices, and half the remaining cheeseā€”and then repeat again, using the remainder of the Ingredients in that order.

4) Cover with a lid or seal with plastic wrap.

5) Microwave on high for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Use oven mitts or hot pads to remove the dish from the microwave; use tongs to remove any plastic wrap.

Adapted from Potato Goodness Unearthed

Nutrition:

Calories: 302

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 392 mg

Vitamin C: 22mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 12g

Potassium: 728mg

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