Scalloped Potatoes

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May. 13, 2015

Classic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe: thin sliced potatoes cooked in a rich cream sauce, topped with crunchy crumbs. AKA potatoes au gratin or potato gratin.

Ingredients

Butter 1 Tablespoon
Minced onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Bay leaf 1
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Thyme 1/4 Teaspoon
Whole milk 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , warmed
Russet potatoes 3/4 Pound
Red potatoes 3/4 Pound
Heavy cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Grated cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar or Gruyere)
Coarse breadcrumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY:

1.Preheat oven to 350F.

2.Grease a casserole with butter.

MAKING:

3.Sprinkle breadcrumbs in the bottom of greased pan.

4.Heat a skillet and melt butter in it. Saute garlic and onion for about 10 minutes.

5.Add bay leaves, salt, pepper, milk, potatoes and simmer for 7 minutes (uncovered).

6.Lift out potatoes and arrange in the dish.

7.Pour liquid and cream over top and sprinkle cheese and breadcrumbs over it.

8.Pop into oven and bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.

SERVING:

9.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 8