Scalloped Potatoes

It’s hard to resist a baked dish of creamy scalloped potatoes with a beautiful crunchy golden top.

This rich scalloped potatoes dish is a classic comfort food.  The thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a milk and thickened cream sauce.  Add in some garlic, top with parmesan cheese and the result is a beautiful tender creamy potato dish that perfectly accompanies any meal.

Scalloped potatoes are not difficult to make.  They key preparation time is spent thinly slicing the potatoes.  I don’t peel the potatoes, instead just wash them thoroughly and remove any ‘unsightly’ bits before thinly slicing them.  It’s important to keep the slices as thin as possible to reduce the time needed to bake them in the oven.  The thicker the slices, the longer they will need in the oven.

Some people add bacon to their scalloped potato recipe and this is always a welcome addition, if that is your preference.  Whichever version you end with, this will be a winner with your family and friends and there will usually be no leftovers.

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Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 85 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 85 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced).
  2. Slice potatoes to about 3 mm thick. It's important to keep the slices thin to ensure they cook through in the oven. The thicker the slices are, the longer they will need to bake in the oven.
  3. Layer and spread out the potato slices into a medium baking dish.
  4. In a small pot on medium to high heat, add the butter and melt.
  5. Add garlic and cook until it just starts to brown (about 45 seconds).
  6. Add plain flour and stir until there are no lumps.
  7. Add milk and thickened cream gradually while stirring until the mixture is fully combined and smooth.
  8. Bring to boil then remove from heat.
  9. Pour the sauce over the top of the potatoes in the baking dish.
  10. Sprinkle the potatoes with parmesan.
  11. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove foil from baking dish and bake for a further 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Check the potatoes are cooked through by inserting a skewer into the potatoes. Return to oven and bake longer if necessary.
  13. Remove from oven and garnish with parsley, then serve.
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