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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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There’s something truly comforting about a dish that combines simplicity with rich, creamy flavors, and our Scalloped Potatoes recipe does just that. This classic side dish, with its tender layers of thinly sliced potatoes, enveloped in a creamy, savory sauce, has been a staple at family gatherings, holiday tables, and everything in between for generations. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply aiming to add a touch of warmth to your family dinner, this recipe promises to deliver satisfaction in every bite. Let’s embark on this culinary journey together, creating a dish that’s sure to become a cherished addition to your recipe collection.

Ingredients:

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● ¼ cup butter
● 1 large onion, diced
● 2 cloves garlic, minced
● ¼ cup all-purpose flour
● 2 cups milk
● 1 cup chicken broth
● 1 ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
● ½ teaspoon pepper, divided
● 3 pounds white potatoes, sliced about ⅛-inch thick

Directions:

1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.

To Make the Sauce:

2️⃣ In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic, cooking until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.

3️⃣ Gradually combine the milk and broth, adding a small amount at a time, whisking after each addition. The mixture will thicken initially; keep adding the liquids gradually, whisking until smooth.

4️⃣ Increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil while continuing to whisk. Stir in ½ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper. Let it boil for 1 minute.

Assembly:

5️⃣ Place ⅓ of the potatoes in the prepared dish. Season this layer with ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Pour ⅓ of the cream sauce over the top.

6️⃣ Repeat the layers, ending with the cream sauce on top. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.

7️⃣ Uncover and continue baking for an additional 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown and the potatoes are tender. For a golden top, broil for 3-4 minutes.

8️⃣ Allow the dish to rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

As our Scalloped Potatoes come out of the oven, golden brown and bubbling with creamy goodness, it’s hard not to feel a sense of pride in what you’ve created. This dish is more than just a side; it’s a testament to the power of simple ingredients coming together to create something truly special. Perfect for any occasion, from casual weeknight dinners to the most festive holiday feasts, it’s guaranteed to leave your guests asking for seconds. Allow this dish to not only satisfy your hunger but also to warm your heart and home. Here’s to hoping that this recipe becomes a beloved treasure within your culinary repertoire, bringing comfort and joy to your table time and time again.

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