Monday, January 24, 2011

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

This is one of the rare recipes I'll post that is a little more time-consuming (but so worth it!). It helps to slice the potatoes ahead of time.

3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
4 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 2 pounds)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
2. In a greased 1 1/2 qt baking dish, arrange half the potatoes, onion, and green pepper in layers; cover with half of the sauce. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
3. Melt remaining butter; combine with bread crumbs and sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Yield: 4 servings for main dish, or 8 for side dish

{Kudos to Taste of Home Cookbook}

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