Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin

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A dish made au gratin really means something pretty special and delicious. And so does this dish. These potatoes are Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin, meaning that there is a topping, made from bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, and other good stuff, that covers the potato before you bake it. Of course, it is the French who brought us this gratin method of food preparation. As always, French cooking is fabulous, full of flavor as well as surprises and twists in the baking. Then this recipe adds another element, the scallop potato. That is just a potato in some kind of liquid, and then baked. It is not difficult to make, although it requires a bit of oven time.

These potatoes are quite easy to put together. And they combine the topping approach of an au gratin method as well as the scallop approach. Scallops are potatoes that are baked in some kind of liquid, usually milk and cheese, sometimes with onion (or bacon or almost any other thing you might want to add in) and then it is baked until cooked. Some scallop recipes begin by quick cooking the sliced and diced potatoes for about one minute. This method simply helps to speed up the cooking process. But if you have the time, let the potatoes start raw in the liquid and then check throughout the bake to be sure that the casserole does not dry out in the cooking.

These potatoes are fabulous. They taste delicious with almost anything, even just a simple salad. Or, serve them with ham, port, or roast chicken. The potatoes will complement any of these dishes. Au gratin potatoes (and scalloped, to boot) will serve up well with any greens that you enjoy. Try this dish soon. It will soon become a go to recipe for you and your family. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, 4 Sons 'R' Us.

Nutrition Facts for: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin From 4 Sons 'R' Us
Ingredients: Potatoes, unsalted butter, onion, all-purpose flour, milk, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, cheddar cheese, fresh parsley.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 352, Calories from, Fat 166, Total Fat 18.4g 28%,Saturated Fat 11.4g 57%, Cholesterol 56mg 19%, Sodium 503mg 21%, Potassium 727mg 21%, Carbohydrates 32.4g 11%, Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%, Sugars 6.1g, Protein 15.3g, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 52%, Calcium 39%, Iron 8%

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