• 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes.
• 3 tablespoons butter.
• 3 tablespoons flour.
• 1 1/2 cups milk.
• 1 teaspoon salt.
• 1 dash cayenne pepper.
• 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese.
• 1/2 cup grated cheese, to sprinkle on top.
-In a small sauce pan, melt butter and blend in flour.
-Let sit for a minute.
-Add all of cold milk, stirring with a whisk.
-Season with salt and cayenne.
-Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
-Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
-Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one quart casserole dish.
-Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.
-Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
-Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
-Top with some paprika for color.
-Bake uncovered for about 1hour at 350°F.