Discover a timeless comfort food with Grandma’s Scrumptious Scalloped Potatoes – a cherished family recipe passed down through generations. Savor creamy layers of love and tradition in this heartwarming dish.
How to Make Scalloped Potatoes
Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, I want to share a family recipe that’s very close to my heart – Grandma’s Scalloped Potatoes. This dish has been a hit at family gatherings for as long as I can remember. It brings back so many wonderful memories of laughter, love, and warm Sunday dinners with the whole gang. Let me take you on a journey to recreate this classic, creamy, and oh-so-delicious comfort food!
A Recipe Woven into Our Family History
This Scalloped Potatoes recipe has been passed down through the generations, and it’s like a yummy thread that connects us all. My great-grandma started making it, and then it became a thing at every special occasion. Birthdays, holidays, or just when we all got together – you can bet these potatoes were on the menu!
Nostalgia on a Plate
Imagine this – your kitchen filled with the amazing smell of butter, onions, and garlic sizzling away. That’s how it starts, and it’s like an instant time machine that takes me back to Grandma’s cozy kitchen. Ah, the memories! But let’s get cooking – first, we sauté those onions and garlic until they’re soft and oh-so-fragrant.
The Creamy Dreamy Sauce
Now comes the secret to the creamy goodness – the sauce! It’s like a magic potion that turns ordinary potatoes into a dreamy dish. We mix flour, milk, and chicken broth in a pan, whisking it all together. Keep whisking, my friend, until it’s all smooth and velvety. That’s when the real magic happens!
Layering the Love
Alright, now it’s time to put all the goodness together. We take those thinly sliced potatoes and layer them with care in a baking dish. Each layer gets a sprinkle of salt and pepper to make sure they’re perfectly seasoned. And then, here comes the best part – we pour that luscious cream sauce over the potatoes, letting it seep into every nook and cranny. Trust me, this is where the taste buds start doing a happy dance!
Patience is Key
As much as we want to gobble it all up right away, we have to be patient. Into the oven, it goes, and we wait while the magic happens. The kitchen fills up with that amazing aroma, and we know it’s going to be worth the wait!
The Golden Finish
After some time in the oven, we take off the cover and reveal the beautiful golden top. But we’re not done yet! We give it a quick trip to the broiler to get that perfect crispy finish on top. Oh, man, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
|Cook Time||1hour 20 minutes|
|Total Time||1hour 45minutes|
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 pounds white potatoes sliced about ⅛” thick
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- To make the sauce, melt butter, onion and garlic over medium low heat. Cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low. Combine milk and broth. Add a small amount at a time whisking to thicken. The mixture will become very thick, continue adding a little bit of liquid at a time whisking until smooth.
- Once all of the liquid has been added, bring to a boil over medium heat while continuing to whisk. Stir in salt and pepper and let boil 1 minute.
- Grease a 9″x13″ baking dish. Place ⅓ of the potatoes in the bottom and season with salt and pepper. Pour ⅓ of the cream sauce sauce over top.
- Repeat layers ending with cream sauce. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and potatoes are tender. Broil for 3-4 minutes to obtain a golden top.
- Allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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So, my dear friends, the next time you want to cook up some comfort food and create lasting memories, give these Scalloped Potatoes a try. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a delicious journey through time, made with love and shared with those you cherish most.