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Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Ya know, just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, they throw you for a loop.

Go – check out my post, then my comments, from yesterday.

Did I get all misty-eyed when I read that?  You bet I did.  That man is getting some serious pampering when he gets home this weekend. *sigh*  I guess I’m sappier than I thought.

Anyhoo.

Scalloped potatoes.

I posted a recipe for scalloped potatoes before; it’s a good recipe – I like it because it’s easy, but it is definitely lower in fat and calories, while still a nice dish.  In fact, it was my most popular recipe for many months last year.  But this recipe?

This is what scalloped potatoes are meant to be.  Rich.  Delicious.  Decadent.

And it’s easy – why would anyone buy the boxed stuff when they can make these just as easily and almost as quickly?

At any rate, this is a great cold-weather side dish – warm, comforting and filling.

And loaded with calories, but we won’t worry about that right now.

Note:  slicing the potatoes is much easier with a mandolin; if you don’t have one, use your sharpest knife to slice them.

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

serves 6 – 8

6 or 7 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

1 tablespoon butter

1 large onion, chopped

2 cups heavy cream

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, optional

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, optional

Preheat the oven to 350° F.   Butter a 9×13 baking dish with the butter.

In a small, heavy saucepan, gently warm the heavy cream with the garlic and allspice, if using.  Stir occasionally and do not allow the cream to come to a boil.

Place a layer of potatoes, overlapping slightly, in the buttered dish.  Sprinkle with some salt and pepper, then with half of the onion.  Drizzle with about 1/2 cup of the warm cream.  Repeat with another layer of potatoes, salt and pepper, the remainder of the onion and another 1/2 cup of cream.  Layer the remaining potato slices on top and pour the remaining cream evenly over the top.  Sprinkle the cheese, if using, evenly over the surface.

Cover with heavy foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for another 30 – 40 minutes, until the top is nicely browned, the cream has been all absorbed and the potatoes are tender.


12 comments

LPC says:

HUGE Aw. I mean the biggest Aw ever. My guess is that you deserve it.
.-= LPC´s last blog ..What To Wear To A Garden Party? Because Winter Will End Some Day. =-.

Awwwww! Beloved is such a keeper!! :) Especially when he comments about buying batteries for your vibrator…I about choked on my coffee laughing!! :)

Oh how I wish my mom-van wasn’t buried in 4-foot snow drifts…I’d go out and pick up the ingredients and make this yumminess tonight – it sounds awesome for this cold weather! You can bet I’ll be making it sometime soon – you know, after I get dug out. ;)
.-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..Valentine Schmalentine =-.

Di says:

Looks quite yummy, Chicky. Have my fork in one hand ready to dig right in. Cheese makes everything taste good.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
.-= Di´s last blog ..Root Beer and Tracy =-.

Mmmm, Mmmm. Butter, cream, garlic. What’s not to love!

Suzicate says:

WOW as for the poem! I see you’re cooking him up some good stuff!!!! Looks like he’s earned that!!!!
.-= Suzicate´s last blog ..An Every Day Kind Of Love =-.

Be says:

See fellas? When they say they aren’t sappy what they really mean is that you aren’t sappy enough!

????

Surely that can’t be right – could I, would I, SHOULD I dare to FINALLY start to understand women????

LOL

Briefcase would love this recipe! WILL love!
.-= Twenty Four At Heart´s last blog ..Call Me Exhibit A =-.

Mama Badger says:

First, I call BS on yesterday’s post! You are so a sap, and so is Beloved! He outed you…

Second, mmmmm. I just found an easy way to peel potatoes, so I’m all set to try this this weekend.
.-= Mama Badger´s last blog ..Happy Birthday, Little Badger! =-.

I made Pioneer Woman’s scalloped potatoes, but these look better! And I have a mandolin! I’m LOOKING for ways to use it!
.-= Sprite’s Keeper´s last blog ..I stand corrected. =-.

And damn, Beloved! Just DAMN!
.-= Sprite’s Keeper´s last blog ..I stand corrected. =-.

I love scallopped potatos! Yum.
And Beloved wrote you a poem! And gets you batteries for your vibrator?? How sweet is he!
I think he deserves more than potatos…
.-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..A Bag By Any Other Name =-.

You had me at that lovely picture of scalloped potatoes. What a lovely sight. I would have about 4 healpings of them. As for calories, I could care less about them. Worring about them causes nothing more than, worry. LOL
.-= Jason Sandeman´s last blog ..Picture of The Day – 37/365 – Longing For Spring =-.

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