Scalloped Potatoes

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Donna Brown

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@gabbiegirl

My mother could make the best scalloped potatoes. It's so easy as most of the ingredients you already have in your pantry. They are so full of flavor, they go with almost any menu and they are such a comfort food.

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Scalloped potatoes are thinly sliced and cooked in cream. To a purist, this recipe may be considered au gratin potatoes since cheese is added to the side dish. Both terms seem to be used interchangeably in recipes nowadays. Whatever you want to call it, these potatoes are decadent and delicious. They're cheesy, creamy, and a must on your holiday table. Red potatoes are used in this recipe which have a naturally smooth, creamy texture. If you prefer soft onions, saute them in a pan for a few minutes before beginning the cheeses sauce. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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★★★★★ 11 votes

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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 or 5
    medium red skin potatoes, peeled and sliced thin (I use a mandolin for uniformity); 4-5 cups total sliced potatoes
  • `1/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    butter
  • 2 c
    milk (I use 2% milk)
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz
    shredded or grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2
    onion, minced
  • ·
    chicken broth
  • ·
    minced garlic, to taste
  • ·
    parsley

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a 1 1/2 - 2-quart baking dish by buttering the dish generously (I use cooking spray).
  2. In a double boiler, combine butter, milk, flour, onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook on low heat until it begins to thicken, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add 1/2 of your cheese and stir until cheese melts.
  4. Remove pan from heat and add parsley to your taste.
  5. While you are cooking this, in another saucepan add sliced potatoes and cover with chicken broth.
  6. Bring to a slow boil and cook slowly until they are about half done, no more (about 5 - 7 minutes).
  7. Drain potatoes.
  8. Place a layer of potatoes.
  9. Then a layer of cheese sauce.
  10. Repeat.
  11. Place potatoes in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes until potatoes are tender and sauce is bubbly.
  12. Remove from oven and place the remainder of cheddar cheese on top of potatoes.
  13. Return potatoes to the oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

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About Scalloped Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American



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