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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

I love potatoes

Growing up they were a staple at our home ( I am Portuguese after all, and from the north tras os montes)
There are so many ways to enjoy them so many different dishes you can make with them so many variations and yet we used to have them either boiled or roasted on rare occasions perhaps fried or in some Cod dish

As I grew up and my kitchen experiments began, I started playing around with potatoes preparing them in different ways some better than others...

This is my version of scalloped potatoes very simple to prepare and healthy

Extra virgin olive oil

4 Potatoes peeled and sliced

1 Onion sliced thin

1 Garlic minced

1/2 cup Bechamel Sauce

Salt/pepper , nutmeg

Sprinkle of parsley

Preheat Oven 375-400

In an oven proof dish drizzle bottom with olive oil

Layer potatoes sprinkle salt and pepper, cover with sliced onions and the garlic-salt and pepper and nutmeg freshly grated pour over the sauce sprinkle with a little cheese I used parmegeano but the cheese is not really necessary-Put in hot oven and bake until potatoes are soft , golden and bubbly 20-30 min

Enjoy with a serving of mixed greens and a side of protein but it’s just perfect on it’s own !

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