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October 2, 2008

White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

I don't really have too much to say about the origins of this meal other than I love potatoes (or anything starchy for that matter) and cheese. I am always looking for new ways to cook my starches, add cheese and still satisfy both myself and my husband as we're both picky eaters. I think I decided to make these potatoes as a side dish to some simple pork chops because I saw a recipe card at the grocery store for Gruyere Potatoes Au Gratin and I kind of wanted to try them but I knew my husband wouldn't like the cheese. Well, I lost the recipe card so I just improvised and made White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes instead, knowing that my husband would get on board with White Cheddar! This recipe is enough for 4 side servings. Anyone have any ideas on what to add to the other half of the potatoes to make a meal for this weekend?!

Anyway, I was really happy with how these turned out, as I've never made scalloped potatoes before.


Ingredients
- 2 large, peeled baking potatoes, cut in to thin slices (1/8th inch)
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon fresh groung nutmeg
- 1 spring fresh thyme
- 1 1/4 cups cream
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Gruyere Cheese, shredded
- S&P to taste
- Butter

Directions
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a saucepan, heat cream, thyme, garlic and nutmeg
- Mix together two cheeses
- Meanwhile, butter a baking dish and layer 1/3 of the potatoes in an overlapping pattern
- Season with some S&P
- remove cream mixture and pour about 1/3 over the potatoes
- Top with 1/4 of cheese mixture
- Repeat each layer two more times
- Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes
- Top with remaining 1/4 cheese mixture and bake until golden brown (about 5 minutes)

3 comments:

  1. I made scallopped potatoes last winter, they were yummy, I bet white cheddar would be AWESOME!

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  2. I have never made scalloped potatoes at home either, but your recipe looks so cheesy and delicious!
    ~Melissa
    http://madebymel.wordpress.com

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  3. YUM! They looks fantastic! Totally a comfort food of mine.!

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