Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Au Gratin Potatoes with Smoked Salmon
This is a tasty variation of the classic scalloped potatoes often prepared with ham. The apples and ale add a nice tang and keep the dish from being too rich.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, sliced
3 pounds potatoes, waxy, peeled and thinly sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups grated cheese, Gruyere or sharp cheddar
2 tart apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 pound salmon, hot-smoked
12 ounces ale
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnish

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, add the
onions and sauté until tender and lightly
colored, 8 to 10 minutes; set aside. Preheat the
oven to 350°F.

Lightly oil a 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Arrange
one-third of the sliced potatoes in the dish and
sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Add
one-third of the cheese, one-third of the
onions, half of the apples and half of the
salmon. Repeat with another third of the
potatoes, salt and pepper, followed by the
remaining salmon and apples and another third
of the cheese and onions. Finish with the
remaining potatoes and sprinkle with the last of
the cheese and onions. Pour in the ale and
water along the edges of the pan and bake for
1 hour, until bubbly, brown and tender.

Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Let stand a
few minutes, cut and serve warm.