Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes
When I added garlic to this recipe, I discovered it gave the potatoes a great flavor. A neighbor who is a retired chef said this is the best potato dish he’d ever tasted.
PREP: 20 MIN. • BAKE: 65 MIN. MAKES: 4 SERVINGS
¹ ₄ cup all-purpose flour
¹ ₂ tsp. salt
2¹ ₂ cups 2% milk
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 8 thin slices onion
4 medium potatoes (about 1¹ ₂ lbs.), peeled and thinly sliced
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a heavy saucepan, mix flour, salt and milk until smooth. Add the garlic and butter; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
2. In a greased 8-in. or 11/2-qt. baking dish, layer onion and potatoes. Top with sauce.
3. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover; bake until potatoes are tender, 40-45 minutes.
CREAMY SCALLOPED POTATOES
Substitute half-and-half cream for the milk and omit cheddar cheese.
SWISS SCALLOPED POTATOES
Substitute Swiss cheese for the cheddar. Layer 1 jar (2 oz.) drained sliced pimientos with the potatoes.
SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH HAM
Layer 11/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham with the potatoes.
PER SERVING 348 cal., 15g fat (9g sat. fat), 45mg chol., 571mg sod., 40g carb. (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g pro.