Potatoes and Carrots Au Gratin

This dish is typically served for dinner on Sundays as a side dish.

8  potatoes, peeled and cubed
8  small carrots, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch rounds
8 teaspoons butter
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1  small onion, diced
1 tablespoon {salt}, or to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
Boil potatoes and carrots for 15 minutes or until tender.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make bechamel sauce by sautéing butter, evaporated milk, 1 1/2 cups cheese, onion, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add flour and mix until it is fully incorporated.

Add bechamel sauce to potatoes and carrots in baking dish. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese and bread crumbs over top of the dish. Bake for 45 minutes.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 1 hr

Servings: 6 to 8 servings

Recipe By: Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

From:  A Taste of Haiti
Used with permission of Hippocrene Books