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
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
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)
Over the first potato layer pour the cheese mixture until well covered. Add the second layer of potato and pour remaining cheese.
Bake at 375 for 50 minutes.
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.