SCALLOPED POTATOES

Potatoes as a starch are very easy to work with and very versatile. You can create many potatoes dishes from mashed potatoes,french fries, gratin potatoes, potato crisps, duchess potatoes, dauphin potatoes… Potatoes creates a very wide variety of recipes, which brings out different flavours. 

I love making scalloped potatoes  I find it very easy.The monray sauce(cheese sauce)  gives it such a unique mouth watering flavor.

INGREDIENTS. (serves 6)

  • 300g onions (finely sliced) 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1kg potatoes, sliced thinly 
  • 250ml milk,cold.
  • 125g Grated cheddar cheese
  • 100g Parmesan cheese
  • 5g paprika powder 
  • 20g butter 
  • 40g flour

PROCEDURE. 

  1. Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees. 
  2. Wash your potatoes well and using a mandolin ,slice the potatoes into thin slices. 
  3. Melt the butter in a cooking pan and add the flour.This mixture is called roux
  4. Add the milk and using a whisk ,whisk vigorously to prevent the formation of lumps. Add the cheese inside and mix well till it melt.This is called monray (cheese) sauce.
  5. Add some little butter and brown the sliced onions
  6. In a baking tray layer the browned onions and ontop of the onions align your sliced potatoes
  7. Pour the monray sauce, sprinkle the paprika powder and the grated Parmesan cheese
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