4 whole potatoes, scrubbed clean
2 tbs butter, softened for pan
2 tbs broken up to mix in the potatoes
1-1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tbs flour
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
I doubled the above recipe.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Smear softened butter all over the bottom of a baking dish.
Slice potatoes, then cut slices into fourths.
Chop the garlic.
In a separate bowl, whisk together cream, milk, flour, minced garlic, salt, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
Toss the potatoes with the softened butter, then dump the milk and cream over the taters. Take a fork and make sure it's evenly throughout the potatoes, then cover with foil and bake for 20- 40 minutes. Time depends on how much you are cooking and the thickness/size/weight of the dish you are using.
Add grated cheese to the top of the potatoes and bake for 5-10 more minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Allow to stand for a few minutes before serving.