Scalloped Potatoes have always held a special place in my heart. These creamy, cheesy delights, with their golden crust and soft, succulent layers of potato, evoke fond memories of Sunday dinners at my grandparents’ home. The warmth, laughter, and love that filled those evenings were encapsulated in my grandmother’s legendary Scalloped Potatoes.
The aroma of this dish, wafting through the house as it baked to perfection, was the signal that a family feast was about to begin. Each bite was a moment of pure comfort – the potatoes melting away, the cheese’s richness, and the blend of subtle spices creating a symphony of flavors. This dish wasn’t just food; it was an experience, a tradition that brought us together and forged memories to last a lifetime.
Here, I share my take on my grandmother’s classic Scalloped Potatoes, a recipe honed over the years with personal touches. Whether for a family dinner or a gathering with friends, this dish is sure to be a hit. So let’s dive in and create your own mouthwatering Scalloped Potatoes.
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe:
4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
3 tbsp butter
1 1⁄2 cups milk
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup grated cheese (cheddar or Gruyere) for topping
Salt to taste
Optional: 1/2 cup sliced green onions, pinch of cayenne pepper
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden.
Gradually add milk, stirring continuously, and simmer until the sauce thickens.
Off the heat, stir in sharp cheddar cheese, salt, and optional cayenne pepper until smooth.
Arrange half of the sliced potatoes in the baking dish. Pour half of the cheese sauce over them.
Layer the remaining potatoes and top with the rest of the sauce.
Sprinkle the top with the extra grated cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until golden and crispy.
Serve hot, garnished with green onions if desired. Each bite of these Scalloped Potatoes will remind you of the comfort and joy of family gatherings. Enjoy this creamy, cheesy masterpiece and let it take you back to those cherished days at grandma’s house.