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Scalloped Potatos
      #985425 - 04/02/09 11:20 AM (205.188.116.77)

I'm looking for the best Scalloped (or au Gratin) Potato Recipe.

Potato thickly sliced or thinly sliced?

Who can help me out?

Thanks.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: Rasputin]
      #985437 - 04/02/09 11:51 AM (173.70.202.81)

Basic recipe... I usually add cooked ham or pork to it...

Ingredients:
6 medium red skinned potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
6 green onions, with 2 inches green, sliced
3 tablespoons flour
2 1/4 cups whole milk
1/8 teaspoon pepper
salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried mustard
dash nutmeg
Preparation:
Lightly grease an 11x7-inch baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.
Peel potatoes; rinse well then slice thinly into a large bowl.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add sliced green onions and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Add milk and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring, until thick and bubbly. Stir in mustard and nutmeg. Pour the mixture over potatoes and mix well.

Pour the potato mixture into prepared baking dish; cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until browned on top.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: peconic]
      #985439 - 04/02/09 11:56 AM (24.222.131.210)

Ras The thicker slices will hold better after cooking. Too thin and they go like mush.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: MichaelDC]
      #985444 - 04/02/09 12:00 PM (173.70.202.81)

I like the thinner slices, as I hate underdone crunchy potatos (more like an apple)!

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: peconic]
      #985448 - 04/02/09 12:15 PM (71.101.148.30)

Yo, Brian, where's the cheese?????????? I can't imagine scalloped potatoes without cheese?????? Not that I'm any kind of a great cook, but my family thinks I make a good scalloped potatoes. And NO, Raspy, I don't really have a recipe. For the most part, the 'liquid' is cheese, with enough butter and milk to make it creamy. It's usually about 6 large potatoes, mixture of shredded cheeses, like gouda, some mozzarella, some cheddar (about 1 1/2 cups??), and maybe an inch of velveeta, maybe a cup or so of milk, several tablespoons of butter, dab of flour, 1/2 large onion, minced, salt and pepper.. And I usually add ham also.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #985461 - 04/02/09 12:32 PM (96.56.29.154)

I used this B Smith's Potato au Gratin Recipe at Christmas and it turned out great. I used all Gruyere cheese instead of a mix of gruyere & parmesan. I used a mandoline to slice the potatoes thinly.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #985463 - 04/02/09 12:34 PM (205.188.116.77)

Julia Child and James Beard always told me that real Scalloped Potatoes never have cheese in them, even though that is what many Americans do.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #985486 - 04/02/09 01:15 PM (71.176.228.253)

Actually, true scalloped potatoes don't have cheese. Au Gratin potatoes have cheese.

The way I've always made them (scalloped), is to layer sliced potatoes and onions in a buttered casserole dish. Top each layer with salt, pepper a sprinkle of flour, and dot with butter. Put the layers all the way to the top of the dish. Then pour milk on top, until it comes up to the top layer of potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 minutes. Be sure to let is set for 15 minutes or so before serving.

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: GaKaye]
      #985493 - 04/02/09 01:21 PM (99.241.134.59)

This is the way I also make scalloped potatoes. Served with a nicely baked ham, it is delicious! I love cheese so Au Gratin is a favorite too!

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Re: Scalloped Potatos [Re: GaKaye]
      #985512 - 04/02/09 01:44 PM (71.101.148.30)

OK, see, I told you I'm no cook!

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