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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Easy Scalloped Potatoes


I like to make this easy scalloped potatoes
side dish when I have something else roasting
 in the oven for dinner
like chicken, ribs, meatloaf, roast beef, etc.
This is extra easy to whip-up because you 
don't have to prepare a cream sauce separately.  
You can make a small or large casserole 
using this method.
In a buttered casserole layer:
sliced potatoes
sliced onions
sprinkle on a little flour
sprinkle on a little salt and pepper
dot with butter
repeat.
Pour on milk to about halfway up. 
Sprinkle with a little paprika. cover with foil. 
 Bake for45 min.-1 hour at 350. 
Then uncover and bake another 15-30 minutes until
the potatoes are fork tender and browned.
I always make the whole recipe because this
 makes great leftovers for another meal. 
Good with my Glazed Meatloaf.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes
....serves 6
4 potatoes, sliced thin (peeled or un-peeled)
1 onion, sliced thin (about 2/3C)
1/4 pepper
1 t salt
2 T flour 
3 T butter
1-1/2 to 2 C whole milk
paprika

Butter a shallow casserole and layer with half
 of the potatoes, half the onions, 
half the salt pepper. Sprinkle on half the flour. 
Dot with half the butter. 
Now repeat with the remaining 
potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, flour and butter. 
Now pour the milk over all and sprinkle
 with a little paprika. 
Cover and bake for 45 minutes @350 or 375. 
Uncover and bake another 15 minutes 
until the potatoes are fork tender and browned.

Enjoy!


16 comments:

Janet said...

So autumnal...looking forward to fall comfort food. Thanks for the reminder of scalloped spuds, haven't thought about them in years and the meatloaf looks delicious too!

Elsie said...

Rita found you on Cindy's My Romantic Home blog. These look so
good, I wrote it down and I am going to try this. It looks easy and I am all into easy cooking.
Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thanks Rita! I am making these next week. Look for your delicious recipe ON THE MENU MONDAY for the week of September 26th with a link back to this post!
I love scallop potatoes but not the many steps they take. Thanks for making this easy!
Yvonne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This does sound easy, I have some extra potatoes and look forward to making it:@)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Yum! I love scalloped potatoes and I really love an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing. This is a keeper. Have a great day. Mona

Miz Helen said...

Rita, your Scalloped Potatoes look so delicious. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!
Miz Helen

Lizabeth said...

Thanks for the recipe! I've never found one I liked and that didn't require a lot of steps!

kitty said...

Yum!! I'm trying this easy version with my meatloaf next time!!

Anonymous said...

I just put this in the oven for the first time! I'm hoping it's a big hit with kids, the music on your blog is great cooking music!

Anonymous said...

Yours was the first "easy" recipe I found for scalloped potatoes, and after more research I discovered that it is the only truly easy recipe around. We just ate a big batch with our Easter lamb -- it was very good! It took about 2 hours to cook, though -- not sure if was because I used yukon gold potatoes or if the 2 qt casserole dish was too small to quickly cook 5 potatoes. Also, I threw in a handful of shredded cheddar with each butter layer, and that worked out well.

Adams Family said...

You know when I was a young teen this is how my mom taught me to make scalloped potatoes. it was always perfect and delicious. I have tried all those other ways and never came out as good and mad a mess and more dishes to clean! This is seriously the best way, You are the only other person I now know of who makes them like ti=his! thanks for reminding me of true goodness. (also, as kids We always thought these was cheese in it but later learned it really isn't. So good)

Adams Family said...

You know when I was a young teen this is how my mom taught me to make scalloped potatoes. it was always perfect and delicious. I have tried all those other ways and never came out as good and mad a mess and more dishes to clean! This is seriously the best way, You are the only other person I now know of who makes them like ti=his! thanks for reminding me of true goodness. (also, as kids We always thought these was cheese in it but later learned it really isn't. So good)

Anonymous said...

So excited to make these!

Melissa K. said...

Hi! Could you clarify how long to bake these scalloped potatoes? The tutorial and the recipe have different baking times? Thanks for your help!

Rita May said...

Hi Melissa,
Yes! It depends on how thick you slice the potatoes. I edited the recipe (thanks). I think 1 hour total cooking should be enough for the smaller pie pan size. 45min covered-15 minutes uncovered to brown. When I uncover them I stick a fork in them to see how done they are. Hope the recipe works for you. Let me now.

Amy P. said...

Trying these now. They are in the oven baking.