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Scalloped Potatoes, No. 1 Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe No. 1

History of Scalloped Potatoes:
Scalloped potatoes, also known as potato gratin, have been a popular dish for centuries. The origins of this recipe can be traced back to Northern Europe, where it was a staple in many households. The dish gained popularity in the United States during the 19th century and has since become a classic comfort food.

Fun Facts:
- Scalloped potatoes got their name from the scalloped or wavy appearance of the layered potato slices.
- This dish is versatile and can be served as a side dish or a main course.
- Scalloped potatoes are often enjoyed during holidays and family gatherings.

Recipe:

Ingredients:
- Butter, for greasing
- 4-5 large misshapen or leftover potatoes
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 4-6 tablespoons of butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 ½ cups of milk

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a baking dish with butter to prevent the potatoes from sticking.

2. Choose large misshapen or leftover potatoes that you wouldn't want to use for boiling or baking. Peel the potatoes and slice them thinly.

3. Spread a layer of sliced potatoes, approximately an inch thick, on the bottom of the greased baking dish.

4. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over the potato layer.

5. Dot the layer of potatoes with small pieces of butter, approximately half a teaspoon for each layer. Distribute them evenly across the layer.

6. Repeat Steps 3-5 to create additional layers of potatoes, salt, pepper, and butter until the baking dish is full. It's okay if the layers are uneven.

7. Once all the layers are complete, pour the milk over the potatoes. The milk should cover the potatoes entirely.

8. Carefully place the baking dish in the preheated oven and cook for approximately one hour until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

9. Once cooked, remove the scalloped potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve the Scalloped Potatoes as a delicious side dish with roasted chicken, grilled steak, or enjoy them as a main course with a fresh green salad.

Similar Recipe Dishes:
- Au Gratin Potatoes: This dish is similar to scalloped potatoes but usually includes added cheese, giving it a rich and cheesy flavor.
- Potatoes Dauphinoise: A French variation of scalloped potatoes, this recipe replaces the milk with heavy cream, resulting in a creamier and more indulgent dish.
- Cheesy Potato Casserole: A popular American variation that incorporates cheese, sour cream, and other ingredients to create a creamy and flavorful potato casserole.

These scalloped potatoes, No. 1 recipe, is a simple and delicious way to transform ordinary potatoes into a comforting and satisfying dish. Enjoy the layers of perfectly cooked potato slices with a buttery and creamy texture. Whether served as a side dish or a main course, scalloped potatoes are sure to be a hit at your next gathering or family meal.

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