Spinach-Potato Au Gratin (4 servings)

Boiled potato  1/2 kg

Spinach 1  big bunch

Boiled macaroni 1 cup

Grated cheese (Cheddar/Mozzarella)  1/2 cup

Cornflour  1 tbsp

Butter   1 tsp

Salt to taste  1/2 –3/4  tsp

Pepper powder 1/2 tsp

Bread crumbs  2 tsp

Make a puree of spinach by blending in the mixer.

Cut the peeled potatos into thin slices or mashthem well and set aside.

Prepare the white sauce by melting the butter in a pan. To t he melted butter add the flour and stir well on slow fire.  Add t he milk to t he flour and keep stirring till you get a smooth mixture without any lump. Add half the cheese to the sauce to get smooth texture. Add the spinach puree, salt and pepper, and remove from fire.

In a greased baking bowl, make a layer with half the potato. Add a layer of the sauce (one-third)  and layer with half the macaroni. Add another layer of sauce followed by the remaining macaroni. Add the remaining sauce and layer with the remaining potato.  Sprinkle the remaining  cheese and and bread crumbs and bake at 180 degrees (Celsius) for 10 minutes or till the cheese melts as a brown crust.

Add some more sauce and add the remaining macaroni.


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