Homemade Scalloped Potatos

Once again, trying to introduce any kind of NEW food into my household is like pulling teeth. I will have to give it to Don because he has been very open lately 🙂 I have tried time after time to buy the boxed scalloped potatoes by Betty Crocker and I never got any where. One day, I decided to tackle home made scalloped potatoes. THEY. WERE. DELICIOUS.

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:

3 TBS of all-purpose flower

2 TBS of butter

1/2 TSP of salt

1/4 TSP of black or white pepper

1 1/2 cups of milk ( I use skim)

1 8oz. block of cheddar cheese

2 Large potatoes

Directions:

Wash and peel potatoes. Use mandolin to slice potatoes. This insures proper and even thickness so the potatoes will cook evenly. Use a knife if you wish!

Melt butter in medium size pot. Once butter is fully melted, stir in flour, salt and pepper until mixture is smooth ( this is called a roux ). Using a whisk, stir in milk until well incorporated. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes to thicken. Add in cheese until melted.

Layer the potatoes on the bottom of a casserole dish domino style, reserving enough potatoes to create one more layer. ( I used a 9×9 glass dish)

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Over the first potato layer pour the cheese mixture until well covered. Add the second layer of potato and pour remaining cheese.

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Bake at 375 for 50 minutes.

MY THOUGHTS

It was a great and VERY easy dish.

They were very tasty. If you taste the cheese mixture prior to baking it will seem a little salty. The saltiness dissipates after baking.

I have made it THREE ( maybe four ) times since I found the recipe.

I tried adding a link to my blog for the recipe but the recipe / website has been removed or not working.

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