Recipe of the Month
O’HANA’S MAUI SCALLOPED POTATOES
ALOHA to all the Princes and Princesses out there!!
This month I am happy to make the Maui Scalloped potatoes from O’hana Restaurant at the Polynesian Resort for you!! WHAT exactly are Maui Scalloped potatoes, you ask? Well I certainly asked and researched, and discovered that the “Maui” in the recipe name refers to the Maui Maui onion that is a variety of super sweet onion—well, it’s as sweet as onions can get. (Note—“sweet onions” are simply not as pungent—strong smelling—as other varieties)
In order to get the best possible results, I researched local sweet onions, and the sweetest I could purchase locally were Vidalia. During my research, I found that there is the Walla Walla variety available in Washington state, and the “Texas 1015” in Southern Texas—both pretty sweet. Of course you can get the Maui Maui Onions—via mail—straight from Hawaii. While that would have been fun, I was unable to get some to try. I did go ahead and make the potatoes with the Vidalia Onions, and my family gobbled these up—loved them so much I was asked to add them to our Thanksgiving Day feast menu! And I agreed! The creaminess and the cheesiness make this alone a comfort food. The sweetness of the onions adds a nice, mild flavor. You can also add veggies and it becomes a meal in a bowl! Make them tonight and you will understand why!
The difficulty is at about a 2. The hardest part about the whole process is the slicing of the potatoes and onions. I used a mandolin slicer and voila!! The task of slicing was done super fast! Everything was easy to “dump” together and bake. Since it takes an hour you can prepare other dinner items OR watch your favorite Disney movie for an hour!! °o° ENJOY!!
(The second time I made this I added a little sugar [1 Tbsp] to heighten the sweetness and it was perfect. I’ve also added garlic as my family loves cheese and garlic on their potatoes, and that made these even better. The EXACT recipe is below—try them EXACTLY as written, I am pretty sure you will just love them!)