They say that it is the little things that mean the most. This tiny little container of sea salt has just made my day! Found it right here at my local H.E.B. market in Austin, Texas.
A few months ago, my husband and I were watching a show on Netflix called Escape to the Country. Which we love! And if memory serves me correctly, they showed this salt plant in Cornwall. Here is a little snip-it that I found on YouTube of their factory.
The process amazed me at the time and I swore that I would search them out to see if we could purchase it locally or even online. Because, you know…most anything can be purchased online these days. Of course, I forgot. But low and behold, today, it literally jumped out at me when buying groceries. I am so excited to try it for myself. To elevate the flavor game of new and old recipes.
I will make sure to post what my experience is with using it after I have a chance to try it out. I’ve got so many ideas! Just wish the container was larger. LOL!!!!
Here is a link to their sweet company’s webpage so that you can take a look for yourself. I know all of my fellow foodies will be just as excited as I am. <3
Two words. Cheese and Potatoes. Put them both together and we are in Heaven! These Cheesy Au gratin Potatoes are melt in your mouth good. An excellent choice for a side dish and really way easier to make than you might think.
Wash new potatoes and thinly slice. You can use a food processor attachment if you like, but we just used the handy kitchen chef knife at there were only 5 potatoes to slice. Try to get all of the slices equal in width so that they cook evenly.
Rinse the potato slices in cold water and pat dry on a clean kitchen towel.
Using a large heavy gauge sauce pan, add potatoes, milk, garlic and butter.
Add spices and cook over medium heat making sure to stir often so that the milk does not stick to the pan. Bring to a boil for 7 minutes.
Shred the fresh parmesan cheese using a regular cheese grater. Freshly grated cheeses seem to melt better than pre-packaged, pre-shredded kinds.
Pour boiled potatoes mixture into a 9"x13" glass casserole pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. We used coconut oil spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes until it is bubbling and brown on top.
Serve as a side dish to your favorite meatloaf, pork chops, or roasted chicken.
This Au Gratin is also wonderfully versatile enough to use with many other types of cheeses. Pick your favorite to substitute instead of the parmesan. Sharp Cheddar, Gruyere, Swiss...have fun experimenting. 😉