Indeed One Scalloped Potato

by zesty on October 21, 2009 · 8 comments

Lets just say that yesterday was a whirlwind of a day!  We found a vanity for the half bath in Halifax NS that we just had to have!  So I took yesterday off work and drive over 3.5 hours to pick up the vanity.  Along the way, we made a pit stop for a sandwich ( toasted Ham and Cheese- No sauce ) and drove 3.5 hours back.  We better like this “vanity”!

I forgot my cds in the truck and I left the ipod at home – so the music was just fair at best.  Does anyone else hate when they are driving and the radio never really works with the reception fading in and out?  Anyway, we survived and was fortunately home in time for supper.

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Scalloped Potatoes… a true classic and it gets me every time.  I am such a potato pig.

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It was a traditional meal with a nice pineapple ham roasted in the oven and some bubbly scalloped potatoes on the side.  A fresh batch of homemade biscuits thrown into the mix and some good old fashion H2O.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. pepper
  • 2 1/2 Cups milk
  • 1 Small onion, finely sliced

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over low heat until melted. Blend in flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  4. Gradually stir in milk, 1/2 cup at a time.
  5. Heat to boiling. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  6. Arrange potatoes in greased casserole roasting pan in 3 layers, topping each layer with part of the chopped onions and 1/3 of the sauce.
  7. Dot the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, broken into little pieces.
  8. Cover and bake until potatoes are tender, about 60-70 minutes.
  9. Let stand 5 to 10 minute before serving.

Zesty Tip: I think a key tip with scalloped potatoes is to let them sit out on the stove once you remove them from the heat.  This will allow them to thicken and prevent you from burning your tongue.

How often do you burn your tongue? It seems that I do it far too frequently and I think it’s why I’m not a big fan of hot drinks.  I actually took some pictures of the scallop potatoes on my fancy shmancy plate but something happened and they were quite yellow.  I had them under a different light and I think it gimped something up.  I could not even fix it in Photoshop.

Sorry for the short post but I am on my way out of the house tonight (9:00 pm) to go do some clean up at the house.  There is drywall pieces everywhere that has to get cleaned up before the seam fillers.  Have yourself a great day and keep smiling.

Take care

zesty

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

That entire meal sounds incredible. I burn my tongue ALL the time, probably because I am so impatient. I also am not a fan of hot drinks..that is prob why!

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2 Jessie (Vegan-minded)

Mmm, those potatoes look amazing! The recipe seems easy to veganize (is that a word?) too. I will have to try it. :)

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3 Olga

Yum! Those loook really decadent. And I hate when I burn my tongue :(

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4 Beth @ DiningAndDishing

Ahh I hate when I burn my tounge! Makes everything taste not as good for a few days :O(. The worst is when I eat pizza – I always burn my mouth from not being patient! ha

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5 Kristen @ Frostingandfroth.com

My husband is a HUGE fan of scalloped potatoes. Perhaps I’ll surprise him by trying out this recipe soon. Thanks!

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6 leslie

lol…I am always bruning my mouth! I am soooo excited to eat the food, I obviously need to learn patience

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7 BroccoliHut

Haha, I can relate to finding the “perfect” vanity–the one in my own room has quite a saga behind it too.
I also can relate to the burning of the tongue issue. Let’s just say that piping hot oatmeal and being in a hurry do not mix well!

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8 pigpigscorner

ahh the tongue burning…blame it on yummy food!

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