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swiss scalloped potatoes

a recipe by
Diane C.
Anytown, TX

I wanted to make scalloped potatoes but I only had Swiss cheese. so i tweaked a basic recipe and here's my version.

serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For swiss scalloped potatoes

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 20 slice
    swiss cheese or 2 c shredded
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 md
    onion, chopped fine
  • 6 md
    potatoes, russets
  • dash
    salt and pepper

How To Make swiss scalloped potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 cooking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Peel and chop the onion. Set aside.
  • 2
    Peel the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into thin slices. ( a mandoline or ceramic slicer works great for this step.) Put the potatoes to soak in a little cold water while you prepare the sauce.
  • 3
    To make the sauce, melt the butter in a 2 qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir with a whisk to make a roux. (It should look like creamy peanut butter at this point.)
  • 4
    Slowly add the soymilk, stirring to blend. Bring the mixture just to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Stir til thickened. Take 6 slices of Swiss cheese and tear them into pieces. Add the pieces to the sauce. Stir until melted. Add nutmeg and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • 5
    For the assembly, drain the potatoes, and blot lightly with a paper towel. Layer the casserole as follows: Put 1/4 C sauce in the pan. Layer potatoes, onions, salt and pepper, 4 slices of cheese and 1/3 of the remaining sauce. Repeat twice ending with remaining cheese and sauce. Spread sauce to cover cheese.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • 7
    Notes: you can use milk instead of soymilk. If so, warm the milk in a microwave for about 30-45 seconds at 40% power before adding it to the roux. You can caramelize the onions before adding them to the casserole, for richer flavor.