I modified this by adding some cheese and a little bit of seasoning. My recipe included 5 pounds of potatoes, 2 pints of cream, 1 cup of Italian shredded cheese, 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and rosemary garlic seasoning that I picked up somewhere. I actually used 2 teaspoons of this but now I think I should’ve used more. You can use thyme as well. It’s another great seasoning for scalloped potatoes and if you have some parsley around it would add a little color. I say try any herb that you’re fond of.For 5 pounds of potatoes you definitely need more than 2 teaspoons of whatever seasonings you pick. As I was slicing these potatoes I would put them in salt water to sit. I used a food processor to expedite the slicing process. Then before I layered them in the pan I strained them so the extra liquid would drain out. Make sure that you grease or butter the bottom of your pan beforehand to keep it from sticking. Using butter actually adds a lot of great flavor too.
This recipe is incredibly easy if you don’t want to make a béchamel sauce. (It takes a little more work to make a roux and make the cheese sauce. I’ll write about that in a later blog.) What I like about this recipe is you don’t have to spend a lot of time. The most time you are going to spend is peeling and slicing the potatoes. It’s really quick especially if have you have a large group of people you’re cooking for.
5 pound bag of potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
2 pints of cream
1 cup of Italian Shredded Cheese
1 cup of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper
2 teaspoons of rosemary- garlic seasoning (Use whatever seasoning you like)
Oil or butter to grease the pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large greased or buttered baking dish assemble the potatoes in rows. This can be a bit tricky but do the best you can.
Mix together the rest of the ingredients and pour over the potatoes.
Place in a preheated oven and cook for about an hour. The potatoes need to be bubbly in the middle. If they aren’t bubbling in the middle leave them in until then. I know this is a lot of potatoes but you can always freeze leftovers and enjoy them another time!
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