This article was published on September 22nd, 2018
Who doesn’t love a type of food that is easily interchangeable. With so many different variations of cooking them, potatoes are easily one of the best types of food to have around the house. So many different ways, and yet, with each form of the potato that they’re cooked, they create their very own masterpiece.
According to “theodysseyonline” the scalloped potato ranked number 9 out of 27 in 2017. The french fry ranked number one, which probably wouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s actually surprising that something so delicious as sliced potatoes in a creamy cheese sauce wouldn’t rank higher. Who doesn’t love cheese (aside from lactose intolerant people). Nonetheless, it’s time to bring a whole new meaning to the dish of scalloped potatoes.
With this new recipe, not only will Au Gratin be jealous, but you’ll be able to show your mom who’s boss in the kitchen.
What you will need:
- 5 potatoes (white potatoes are best)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 diced white onion
- 2 chopped green onions
- 3/4 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Start with preheating the oven to 400 degrees. If your oven cooks really hot, reduce to 380 degrees. Make sure you have a pan that has a bit of depth, but not a lot. It will cook better if the dish is not too deep. Cast-iron skillets work best, but even a throwaway tin pan will work. If your pan has a lid, you’re lucky. Otherwise, it is recommended to use tinfoil to cover after everything is prepared. Remember that you will want the shiny side up.
Peel and then rinse the potatoes. Carefully slice them very thin. A smaller knife may work easier, as you will have more control over it. A mandolin is recommended for easiest slicing. Once the potatoes are sliced, lay them on the floor of your pan. Once everything is chopped, diced, and minced, grab a separate bowl. Measure out the cream and milk, and then pour it into the bowl. You may add your seasoning and the rest of the ingredients. Using a whisk, mix everything in the bowl. You will then want to pour it onto the potatoes. The creamy milk will go to the bottom of the pan, leaving the rest on top. Using a spoon or spatula, spread the top ingredients to level out. Once that is done, you are ready for the oven. You may also cover with breadcrumbs if you want a crispier top.
Cover your pan, and place on the middle rack of your oven for an hour and thirty minutes. After that time has passed, it is recommended that you take it out of the oven, and take off the cover. Using a baster, you may drain some of the milk and cream. It served it’s purpose of cooking the potatoes, and all of it is no longer needed. Once you have noticed that there is only a tiny bit left allowing you to see the toppings and the potatoes, you may sprinkle some breadcrumbs for extra crisping of the top. Put back into the oven for an extra 10 minutes.
Be your own boss in the kitchen with these scalloped potatoes 2.0 style!