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Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

A great recipe for potatoes au gratin. Fast--cooks in the microwave!

4 med. size potatoes
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 sm. clove garlic, finely chopped
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 cup milk
1 cup Cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp. paprika

Scrub potatoes, prick with fork and microwave on high for 12-13 minutes. Put butter and garlic in 1 quart glass measure and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Whisk in flour, pepper and salt. Put milk in 2 cups glass measure and microwave 3 minutes on high. Stir into flour mixture and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir, microwave on medium (50%) for 2 minutes. Stir in cheese. Peel and slice potatoes; arrange in 8 x 8 x 2 inch casserole. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and stir. Sprinkle with paprika. Microwave on medium (50%) for 5-7 minutes until potatoes are tender.