I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!



Friday, February 13, 2015

Scalloped Potatoes like Mother used to make

Years ago when we were newly married we took a trip to the maritime provinces. While in P.E.I. we had a lobster dinner. The side dish was scalloped potatoes. My husband told the server they were so good....just like Mother used to make.  Well that, for some reason, didn't go over too well with me.

Here's how I make them.

6 medium potatoes
1 onion
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
pinch pepper
1/3 cup grated swiss or cheddar cheese
paprika

Peel potatoes and the onion and slice thinly.
Butter a 9 inch casserole and layer onions and potatoes, alternating as you go.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Cook 1 minute. Add milk and keep whisking while cooking for 1 more minute,until smooth. Add salt, pepper and a sprinkle of paprika.
Pour sauce over potatoes and top with grated cheese.
You could also grate some cold butter over top as well, about 2 tbsps. Finish with a generous sprinkling of paprika.
Bake at 375 F for 1 hour until potatoes are tender and golden.
These scalloped potatoes are so good. Just like my kids' Mother used to make  ; )
And still does.


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