Making the sauce….
The Oh So Yummy Results!
First of all, if you are on a diet, don’t bother reading this post, LOL!!!
If I had to pick one food that spells C-O-M-F-O-R-T to me, it would probably be potatoes. And what a versatile veg the super spud is.
One of my fav ways to prepare potatoes is scalloped. This is my version of this comfort family favorite, from Not Just for Vegetarians.
Rich and delicious, these really can be a main course, accompanied by a green salad (or soup) and perhaps add another vegetable dish. Satisfying and delicious.
THE BEST SCALLOPED POTATOES!!!
Rethink your ideas about potatoes as just another side dish!!
These luscious potatoes are extra-rich and satisfying. A full meal when accompanied by a green salad and vegetable. Also a great side. Serves 4-6 generously.
6-8 large (red-skinned preferred) potatoes, washed with peels on
2 medium onions, coursely diced
2 T. butter or margerine
2 T. unbleached white flour
1 C. milk
1 T.Dijon mustard
2 T. finely chopped, fresh or 2 teas. dried parsley
1-11/2 teas. Mrs. Dash seasoning, to taste
1-10 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 C. diced sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 teas. freshly-ground black pepper
1-2 teas. ground paprika (for garnish)
Precook the washed but unpeeled potatoes by simmering them in plenty of water, for about 30 minutes, until tender. Cool and peel .
Preheat oven to 375. Grease a large (8 C.) casserole dish. Slice the potatoes into casserole, layering with the diced onions. Set aside. .
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat, gradually add the flour and milk and continue to stir until smooth and thickened. Add all remaining ingredients except the paprika and continue to cook and stir over low heat until sauce is smooth and cheese is melted.
Pour sauce evenly over the potatoes and onions, sprinkle with paprika.
Cover and bake for 40 minutes or until potatoes are slightly golden on top.Remove cover for last 5-10 minutes of cooking time to ‘crust’ top.
Recipe from Not Just for Vegetarians, Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way, by Geraldine Hartman. All rights reserved.