Do you ever feel like you’re running out of ideas for meals? If so, you’re not alone! Many of us find ourselves in a cooking rut, and often the best way to get out of it is to try something new. Well, if you’re looking for a delicious side dish, I have the perfect recipe for you: scalloped potatoes. This classic dish is sure to please everyone at the table and is easy to make. Plus, it’s the perfect side dish to complete any meal.
Ingredients for Scalloped Potatoes:
For this recipe, you’ll need a few simple ingredients, including:
- 3 cups of thinly sliced potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preparing Your Scalloped Potatoes:
Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s get started. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a shallow 2-quart baking dish with butter. Arrange the thinly sliced potatoes in the baking dish. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the flour, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Gradually add the chicken broth and heavy cream, stirring until well blended. Add the thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.
Serving Your Scalloped Potatoes:
When your scalloped potatoes are finished cooking, they’ll be golden brown and bubbly. Let them cool for 10 minutes before serving. You can serve them as a side dish for any meal. They go great with grilled chicken, steak, pork chops, or fish. You can also serve them as a main dish with a salad or steamed vegetables. They’re also delicious with a dollop of sour cream, chives, or bacon bits. For a real treat, top them with a few slices of melted cheese!
Tips for Making Scalloped Potatoes:
Here are a few tips for making the perfect scalloped potatoes. First, make sure to slice your potatoes thin so they cook through evenly. If you have a mandoline slicer, it makes the job a lot easier. Second, make sure to use a shallow baking dish so that the potatoes cook evenly. And lastly, make sure to let the potatoes cool before serving – they’ll be much easier to cut and serve.
Scalloped potatoes are a classic side dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of time, you can have a delicious dish that will complete any meal. So the next time you’re looking for something new to try, why not give scalloped potatoes a try? I bet you’ll be glad you did!
As the old saying goes, “A potato a day keeps the blues away.” So don’t wait another day to make this scrumptious side dish. Get busy in the kitchen and make some scalloped potatoes today! And, if you need a little music to get you going, why not try “I Like Potatoes” by Weird Al Yankovic?