Homemade Scalloped Potatoes
This is a classic recipe for scalloped potatoes. Yukon gold potatoes are baked to perfection in a cream sauce that has been infused with fresh thyme. These homemade scalloped potatoes are a perfect side dish to any meal.
2 Quart Casserole Dish
Yukon gold potatoes
about 4 cups sliced potatoes
vegetable or chicken stock
half and half
of fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter a 2 quart casserole dish with 1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon butter.
Using a mandoline, food processor or knife, thinly slice potatoes into 1/8 inch thin slices, and arrange potatoes in even layers in buttered casserole dish.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add in the minced shallot and saute for about 3 minutes or until the shallots begin to soften, be careful to not burn your shallots.
Add in flour, whisking well, to form a roux (just a thickened paste). After the roux has cooked for 1 minute, slowly whisk in stock and cream.
Season with salt and pepper and grated nutmeg. Add in fresh thyme leaves to the cream sauce. Allow to simmer for several minutes until sauce is thickened, whisking constantly.
Pour cream sauce over potatoes.
Push down lightly to allow sauce to cover all the potatoes from top to bottom.
Cover scalloped potatoes tightly with foil.
Bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and browned.
It is not necessary to peel the potatoes when using Yukon Gold Potatoes. If using Russet Potatoes, be sure to peel your potatoes.
Feel free to use whole milk in place of half and half, but the sauce will not be as rich. Do NOT use skim milk for this recipe or your potatoes will not be as rich or creamy.
I only recommend freshly grated nutmeg in the cream sauce, omit if you do not have. Do NOT use ground nutmeg.
Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes
, use a gluten free 1:1 flour blend.
This recipe for scalloped potatoes can easily be doubled, just bake in a 9X13 pan.
Homemade Scalloped Potatoes https://amindfullmom.com/scalloped-potatoes/ December 9, 2019