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Old 08-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question Chicago Food - Carson's Au Gratin Potato Recipe?

I would love to find a recipe for the Au Gratin potatoes served at Carson's Rib in Chicago area. Similar potatoes are served at Don and Charlie's in Scottsdale, AZ (I've heard "Don" is a Carson from Chicago). I found many good sounding recipes online but none seem to be the type of cheesy potatoes that are served in these restaurants. I contacted Carson's but they will not divulge their recipe.

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Old 08-12-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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Gosh, I love potato casseroles. But it might be helpful if you gave the folks here an idea about how that dish differs from the many recipes you have reviewed.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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Carson's Ribs Au Gratin Potatoes, part 2

Thanks, auntdot, for your suggestion. Carson's au gratins are very dry, while most of the recipes I've come across have a sauce. I think there are some minced onions (I taste onions rather than see them) in the dish and it appears to be cheddar cheese used on top.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:00 PM   #4
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As for the onion flavor, I would guess the onions were grated and added to the potatoes. When grated onions are included in a dish, they practically disappear but provide a nice flavor.

I just created a crock-pot macaroni and cheese recipe that I had grated onions in and it turned out great. Wonderful onion flavor.
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never thought of grating the onions--thanks!
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