Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
Microwave potatoes for 8 minutes, then slice.
In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the minced onion, sauce and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.