Scalloped Potatoes

Don't you love the aromatherapy of scalloped potatoes bubbling away in your oven. Me too!

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 russet potatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp of fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of half and half
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I used parmesan) plus more for sprinkling on top to broil

Directions:

I used a mandolin to slice potatoes perfectly thin :)

Watch your fingers! I know from experience I had a trip to the ER when I was a young lady.I sliced the tip of my finger off.  Ok no more gross talk. Next!

Yum fresh herbs and garlic.

Ok turn your burner on medium high and melt your butter and add your flour. Cook off the raw flour for a minute whisk constantly and add your half and half with the herb mixture.

Once you let that simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn the heat off. Oh ya looks like I added my salt and pepper to taste here.

Pour your concoction over your potatoes and toss to coat.

Take your grated cheese and add to the mix and toss.

Sprinkle a bit more grated cheese on top and cover potatoes with tinfoil.

Cook in 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes. I take off the tinfoil and allow to cook for another 10 minutes to brown the cheese on top. Enjoy!

By the way I am a super messy cook. I will let you peek in to my kitchen and see my disaster lol.  My sous chef comes in a few weeks to help me out. AKA Dad.  My parents live in northern Canada so I don't get to see them that often but when I do we have great quality time and I love to cook for them. My mess drives my dad crazy so he is always behind me doing the clean up. :)

Ok I am so eager when the food is cooked I forgot the money shot of the casserole before we digged in. I made these scalloped potatoes along with my meatloaf and honey glazed carrots. I have this pic.

 

[recipe title="Scalloped Potatoes" servings="6" time="1 1/2 hrs" difficulty="medium"]

 

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 russet potatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp of fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of half and half
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I used parmesan) plus more for sprinkling on top to broil

Directions:

Cut the potatoes in thin slices. (A mandolin works great if you have one)

Chop up your fresh herbs and garlic.

Ok turn your burner on medium high and melt your butter and add your flour. Cook off the raw flour for a minute whisk constantly and add your half and half with the herb mixture.

Once you let that simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn the heat off. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour your concoction over your potatoes and toss to coat. Take your grated cheese and add to the mix and toss. Pour into a buttered 9x9 casserole dish and sprinkle a bit more grated cheese on top and cover potatoes with tinfoil.

Cook in 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes. I take off the tinfoil and allow to cook for another 10 minutes to brown the cheese on top. Enjoy!

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