Thursday, 13 February 2014

An Amazing Scalloped Potato Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes a relatively simple yet seemingly rare recipe, heralded by those who can make it work keeping their delicious secrets to themselves. These days are long gone as I reveal one of my favorite potato scallop recipes, the most delicious recipe out there. There are quite a few ways to make potato scallops, including everything from adding exotic ingredients such as blue cheese to the traditional meats such as bacon. There are however a few key rules that must be obeyed when creating the Scalloped Potatoes to bring out that aromatic smell and delectable taste

The key ingredients are as below:

- 6 Medium sized potatoes (about 4 cups)

- 2 Cups Milk

- 2 Cups Cream

- Salt

- Pepper

- Butter

Some of the extras which are commonly included in Scalloped Potatoes include onion (which gives a bit of oomph to the flavor), and common garden herbs such as parsley and chives to top off the dish. There are also a few extras which you can add to your preferred taste. These extras include bacon (only about 2 slices or 100g is needed) or different varieties of cheese such as blue cheese.

To start off simply slice the potatoes into very thin slices or grate them with a grater then layer the potato slices in an oven safe cooking dish. Next up mix the milk and cream together till it's a good consistency and pour it over the top of the potatoes in the dish. Add some cheese on top of the potatoes and sprinkle some salt and pepper to finish it off. Pop the Scalloped Potatoes into the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees Celsius) until they are a golden brown on top. After they have cooked remove them from the oven, leave a few minutes to cool and enjoy.

Now if you'd like to add some more flavor to the Scalloped Potatoes I'd defiantly recommend adding some bacon and onion to the mix. To prepare the bacon and onion for the Scalloped Potatoes you need to first chop up the bacon into small squares (approximately ½ inch x ½ inch) then cut the onion into small strips. The best way to add these ingredients to the Scalloped Potatoes is to first place down one layer of potatoes, add the bacon and onion on top, then add a second layer of potatoes on top of that. Mix in the milk/cream sauce and top with cheese salt and pepper, pop it in the oven and once it's cooked, enjoy delicious Scalloped Potatoes for days to come.

One of the best things about the Scalloped Potatoes is that even if you don't finish them all in one meal they generally taste even better after a day left in the fridge (sealed in an airtight container of course). As when they are left in the fridge for a while its similar to meat marinating, all the flavors from the cheese, bacon and onion blend in with the potato and in the next sitting it tastes better than ever as all the ingredients have blended together into one tasty meal.