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.