Daily Archives: January 22, 2012

Walnut and Sage Potatoes Au Gratin

Walnut and Sage Potatoes Au Gratin by a Year of Slow Cooking
with some modifications)


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 medium potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices (leave the skins for extra nutrition!)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup of butter (you could use a spreadable canola oil-butter product for a buttery taste with less saturated fat)
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 t dried sage
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded gruyere  or swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes in 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Melt butter in a microwavebale bowl, and slowly wisk in flour until there aren’t any lumps.
  3. Add the milk and spices; mix well.
  4. Spray the inside of your crockpot stoneware with a bit of cooking oil
  5. Begin layering the potatoes, onion, walnut pieces, and the milk mixture in the crockpot; continue until everything is used up.
  6. Shred all of the gruyere and dump on top of the potatoes, flattening if need-be with your hand.
  7. Sprinkle with a bit more sage
  8. Cook on high for 3-5 hours (you could try it on low for 7-8 hours)