Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a great accompaniment to ham or sausage. If you want it to be a meal in one dish, just cut up left over ham and add to the potatoes before pouring the milk mixture over it. This recipe calls for cheese, but it is also good without.

Scalloped Potatoes:
-5-6 baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
-1/2 cup finely grated onion
-1 3/4 cups milk
-2 tbsp flour
-2 tbsp butter
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Method:
Peel and thinly slice potatoes into a large bowl. Cover with cold water and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Drain well. (this gets rid of some of the starch in the potatoes) Add the grated onion and cheese and stir to combine.
Put potato mixture into a well greased casserole or 9x13 pan. In a small sauce pan (or microwave) melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk all at once and cook, stirring constantly until it bubbles and begins to thicken.
Pour hot milk mixture over potatoes. The milk should almost cover the potatoes. If you need add a little extra milk.
Bake covered in 350ยบ oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.


23 comments:

  1. I never made a good scallopped potato yet...seems the potatoes never seem to cook enough, or it's too watery or something. Am anxious to try your recipe! I've had only great results with the ones I've tried so far! Thanks!

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  2. Kathy...I have never tried the addition of cheese to my scalloped potatoes...how interesting. I can tell it would taste delicious with the cheese for sure!

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  3. I enjoy Scalloped Potatoes,and this one sounds good.
    Hope the day is great for you.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  4. Good dish for a cold night...I would add the cheese for sure.

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  5. We'll have to give this a try, we add the cheese to the white sauce, in the recipe we've been using, cheesy scalloped potatoes are a favorite!

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  6. This dish looks so yummy...definately time for comfort food.
    Thanks for sharing
    Debbie

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  7. aha......supper dilemma solved, thanks Kathy!

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  8. I just made your recipe for this today and they looked and tasted delicious. I also made the apple caramel cake you featured last week and they were a big hit as well.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Carolyn

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  9. Ohhhh...this looks like some great comfort food :) How yummy!

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  10. I haven't made scalloped potatoes in a loong time, but the next time I do, I think adding cheese is genius! :-)

    Mmmmm, cheese!

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  11. Wow, this looks absolutely fabulous! What a great comfort dish to serve.

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  12. I am making these for Sunday dinner tomorrow! Tomorrow's high is 35 with snow showers-so it will make a warming meal with sausage! Thank you for the recipe!

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  13. This looks delicious, especially the charred cheese on the top...oh yum. To me thats the best.

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  14. Does anyone know that Scalloped potatoes and ham are one of my favorites. I need to make some. I forgot about that good homemade dish.

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  15. These potatoes look scrumptious! Every time I see scalloped potatoes it makes me smile because after I was first married, I made them and forgot to add the milk!!!!! They where like potato chips!!! : )) I bet that worried my new husband a little!!!

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  16. I keep thinking about these potatoes. Definitely bookmarking this one. The way you got them so wonderfully brown---I want to scrape the sides/bottom of the dish! :D

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  17. oh my goodness, I made these and they are yummy!

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  18. so good & so easy I made them twice within 3 days. I did double the milk, butter, flour, salt & pepper though.

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  19. These were amazing! Well worth the time and not as hard as you think. Give them try!

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  20. I make my scalloped potatoes with whipping cream. No need to add flour or make a cream sauce, the whipping cream will thicken as the potatoes cook. Just add enough cream to sliced potatoes so that you can just see it coming up the side of your baking dish/roaster. Bake in slow oven until potatoes are cooked. Very rich and creamy but so delicious with a roast of ham.

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  21. Not sure why, but when I made these my potatoes took about 4 hours too cook. I didn't slice them thick either. I think I'll try again on the weekend and slice mu potatoes paper thin. Maybe because I tripled the recipe??

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  22. Char, it's always good to hear back on recipes tried. I am wondering if you pre heated the milk, and yes, tripling it could make a difference. You may want to try baking in two dishes when you make a larger recipe. let me now how you make out next time. Kathy

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  23. Just found your website last night and I am so excited to try several of the receipes! I am also a cook at a private school and love bringing in new ideas to the students! Thinking this may be my new internet stop in the morning!

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