medium potatoes, peeled
tbsp butter or margarine, divided
ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
cup soft bread crumbs
Boil potatoes until fork-tender. Drain well and place in shallow baking dish. Make white sauce by melting 6 tbsp butter. Whisk in flour; add half-and-half and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour white sauce over potatoes. Cover casserole with grated cheese. In small saucepan, melt remaining 4 tbsp butter and add bread crumbs, tossing to coat well. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly. *Can be made ahead, covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated. Increase baking time by about 5-10 minutes.