3/20/2013

Favorite Winter Recipes: Scalloped Potatoes


Scalloped Potatoes

This is a dish I loved as a kid. I had no idea then how much actual labor went into my mom creating this for us, I just wished we could have it more often. Of course, now I have to do the potato peeling and the micro thin slicing and even with better kitchen gadgets than my mom had, its still time consuming. I need a potato peeling minion. Any volunteers?



Ingredients
4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
1 medium onion, diced
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 ½  cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions
In a small sauce pan, melt butter and sauté onions until translucent. Whisk in flour. Slowly whisk in the milk. Add seasonings. (You can spice it up with garlic, cayenne, or any variety of seasonings you like.)
Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk. It will thicken slightly.
Layer potatoes and sauce in a casserole dish.
Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F, or until potatoes are fork tender.

For a variation, you can try this with different cheeses melted into the sauce, or sprinkled on top. We occasionally add diced ham or bacon as well.









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