Scalloped Potatoes…mmmmm…

March 9, 2010

Who doesn’t love potatoes?!  They might be the worlds most delicious food after garlic bread (just sayin’)… Well I can find a different way to cook them up for everyday of the week! One of my favorites is scalloped potatoes…  The goodness of it all cannot be described in words, you must taste it to know!  Unfortunately they take a wee bit long to cook so people shy away, but trust me they will make any brunch or dinner extra delish.  I generally use one large potato for this recipe which would serve about 3 people so adjust accordingly.

Scalloped Potatoes

1 large potato

1 cup milk ( I use light soy… makes no diff)

fresh thyme springs

dried dill weed

cheese of your choice ( I used parmesan)

salt and pepper

1 tps ground mustard

couple of dashes worcestershire sauce

1 TBS flour

1 TBS butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Grease small casserole dish with cooking spray

-Slice potato into thin rounds (no thicker than 1/4 inch)

-Layer bottom of dish with potatoes overlapping them

-Season layer with dill, salt, pepper, thyme leaves and cheese, repeating this layering until out of potatoes.

-Melt butter in a saucepan, whisk in flour and stir for about 45 seconds until it is a pasty consistency (this is a roux and a very important skill to master, might be my calling in life!)  Stir in milk and add ground mustard, worcestershire, cream cheese and salt. Stir until it thickens.

-Pour milk mixture over potatoes until they are mostly covered, sprinkle with a little cheese and pop in the oven.

Bake for 1 hour and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Viola! Yum yum yum in your tum tum tum! I swear it is worth it… it may seem like a pain but really the only hard part is waiting an hour for it to cook! Enjoy!

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