Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lavender Au Gratin Potatoes

I've never used dried lavender before and wanted to try something new.  So I decided to make this recipe.  It's very easy, albeit a little time consuming.  You can taste the lavender, and it is really pleasant.

Lavender Au Gratin Potatoes

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total time 1 hour 40 minutes

  • 6 cups worth potatoes, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chopped dried lavender buds
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat Oven to 350 F degrees.


  • Cook in salted water 6 cups of sliced potatoes for around 5 minutes, drain and set aside.
  • In a heated skillet saute olive oil, onion, garlic, and lavender buds.
  • Add to the onion mixture flour, salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Add milk all at once and cook until it is bubbly and thickens.
  • In a 2 1/2 to 3 quart greased baking dish place half of the potatoes.  Pour half of the sauce over potatoes and use half of the cheese.  Repeat.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes.  
  • Remove cover and bake an additional 30 minutes until potatoes are tender.  

Adapted from : Joys of Lavender

Enjoy your meal!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, never would have thought of that. Thanks for joining us for the Meet and Greet.

    Anne Marie


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