It seems like we ate scalloped potatoes with every other meal as a child; they were cheap and filling for our family of five and I loved them. I have realized as I grew older that they were not the most nutritional option available with their high salt content, fake cheese and cardboard like potatoes. Luckily for people that still want an inexpensive option for a side dish; scalloped potatoes are very simple to make from scratch as seen below.
- 6 Large Potatoes
- 1 onion
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 2 oz diced pancetta or bacon
- 3 tbsp flour
- Parmesan cheese to garnish
Slice the potatoes and layer in a baking dish
Add sliced onion and butter to a saute pan
Add chopped bacon or pancetta
Season with garlic, salt and pepper
Add pint of heavy cream and flour
Simmer for 20 minutes, pour over potatoes and stir
Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake at 400 degrees
Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncovered for 30
Serve with meal of your choice
That’s all there is to making scalloped potatoes from scratch; so the next time you need an inexpensive side dish grab a bag of potatoes and give this a try.
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