Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
We made this recipe to go with our New Years Day ham. My husband and I both thought it was awful. Too floury tasting and not cheesy enough. Neither of us liked the onions. Actually just cooked some potatoes instead. Even though we made sure we cut the potatoes thinly, it must not have been thin enough, because it took a long time to cook. Potatoes were just not completely done. I am glad some folks liked these , but I laugh at the title “No Fail Scalloped Potatoes.”
I would recommend using whole milk. Lower fat milks and cheeses tend to break/ curdle when baked . I also add a bit of dry mustard powder to cheddar cheese sauces.
For the person said that potatoes and onions don't mix she does not know what she is missing. Yum!
To Barbara who said hers did not turn out. It is 2 lbs of potatoes (4 cups) not 4 lbs. that is why you did not have enough sauce.
I agree with neoluddites. This was a terrible failure. I keep looking through the recipe to see what I did wrong. I rechecked my kitchen scale to make sure it was set to lbs not K when I weighed the potatoes I used a mandolin for the potatoes & onions. My instinct nudged me that this was not enough sauce for 4 lbs. of potatoes They just never cooked, ended up trying the microwave so we could eat dinner. Next day I recooked with some added veg broth - not much help. Today they went into the food recycling. I will follow my own instincts from now on.
This recipe is great! I JUST made it for Thanksgiving, and it’s so good, I’m writing the review now while I wait on the turkey to be finished. The number one tip for this is the mandolin. I used a very thin setting, and used it for the potatoes and the onions. I also used 2%milk, and cooked the sauce an extra minute or two. It thickens up quickly, sooner than 2 min, but I just added a bit more milk, and brought to a boil. I layered the veggies and sauce as instructed in a round heavy dish with a lid. After 50 min covered, and 15 min uncovered, I turned on the broiler for 5-10 min to brown up the top. I’m having to keep the family from eating them out of the pan before dinner! Great recipe, and foolproof.
Scallop potatoes don't have cheese, these are Au gratin And yes, they are good.
These potatoes are absolutely wonderful! My whole family ate them and my Daughter don't eat any potatoes other than fries and now these thank you! Everyone should try them
So I havent tasted this yet, its currently cooking in my oven, but without the cheese and onion its the exact recipe I use for whit gravy when I make biscuits and gravy, and thats exactly what my house smells like. I made this as a side to steak for me and my husband, and if it tastes like it smells, im not sure I will use this recipe again, I know how to make gravy and I feel like I just added cheese to it. Will let you know how it tastes.
I would like to start with: NEVER use a mandolin with out wearing a kevlar glove; really inexpensive at Ebay, Amazon, etc. Losing the tip of your finger is a bummer for a couple of days. Also if not practiced in the correct use of a knife. Use your kevlar knife. They go right in the laundry. This is an excellent recipe. I don't ever peal any veggie... never; you lose 60% of your nutrition as most of the nutrition is in the skin, so most of your nutrition is in the garbage instead of in you. I am going to make it again with more choices of herbs and aeromic veggies. Cudos on your tasty and nutritious side dish.