Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Scalloped Potatoes

One of my sweet husbands favorites. I found this recipe several years ago on Food TV and have been a faithful user ever since. A very simple recipe but cooking the potatoes partially in the milk and water, I think, makes a big difference in flavor.

Potato Gratin

1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons butter
4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 bay leaf (no bay leaf on hand but did have some fresh rosemary)
1 cup grated Swiss cheese (I had gruyere cheese)
Salt & fresh ground pepper
Nutmeg (I didn't have fresh nutmeg but did use some smoked paprika)
2/3 cup heavy cream (I used half & half)
As you can see by my notes to the side of the original recipe this as is many recipes are quite adaptable to your tastes and what you may have on hand. I might also add I cooked this in my toaster oven, my new best friend since we are in an RV.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub a baking dish with garlic clove and then with butter.

In a medium saucepan, combine potatoes, milk, water, bay leaf and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, stir, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.

Drain the potatoes and layer half of them in the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle on half of the cheese and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Spread out remaining potatoes and top with remaining cheese and seasoning. Pour heavy cream over potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and bubbly.

So what's your favorite scalloped potato I know this is not a low fat dish...maybe I should send it to Cooking Light magazine so they could adjust the calorie count.


Memaw's memories said...

I've always wanted a good potato gratin recipe. I'm definitely going to try this one out on my family.

Doodles said...

please let me know how you like it....everyone I have served it too comments on the rich taste.

4 minute money said...

WOW, you must either be over 300 pounds or spend 4-5 hours a day working out. If I focused on all the delicious food that you have, I'm sure I would be over 300 pounds. You have a great blog.

Moon said...

Great photo. I love than nicely browned top. I have had these and they are yummy.

Doodles said...

well actually there are no 300 pound folks here....and yep the trick is NOT to focus on all the delicious foods posted. Most of the foods posted here are not eaten on a daily basis cause I sure would be 300 pounds. Thanks for stopping by.