Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What's cooking Wednesday: Scalloped Potatoes

Okay, so I've been more than a little delinquent the last few days with my posts. It's been busy around here, what with Omi visiting, Hope's ear infection, etc. But, I've managed to pull together a WCW post. Tonight, I made roast beef with scalloped potatoes on the side. I love scalloped potatoes, however retro. If you haven't had them in 15 years or so, it's time to reintroduce them to your repertoire.

Scalloped Potatoes
(recipe from Better Homes and Gardens old red and white checked book)

Melt 3 tbsp butter in a pot and add two tablespoons flour to create a roux. Add 1 1/2 tsp of salt and some pepper. When all combined and melted, add slowly 3 cups of milk to make a white sauce. Set aside.

Meanwhile, peel and slice (I use a food processor) six medium sized potatoes. Separately, slice two onions. In a greased casserole dish, layer in half of the sliced potatoes, one of the sliced onions, sprinkle with some grated cheddar, then pour on half of the white sauce. Top with remaining potatoes, remaining onions and more cheese then the rest of the sauce.

Bake in 350F oven, covered, for 1 hour. Remove lid and bake 30 minutes more. Delicious!

I also made some cupcakes today for Valentines and had Emily decorate them. They turned out great and Emily did a great job:

3 comments:

Shan said...

I love scalloped potatoes, but I hate how long they take to cook.

sognatrice said...

I *love* scalloped potatoes! My sister-in-law used to make them all the time and they were always undercooked, so I started not to like them so much. Thanks for reminding me :)

Sammie Q said...

I love them as well. I don't mind the time. My mothers were the best but she doesn't really make them anymore. Maybe she should.