Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Scalloped potatoes with something different... a crunchy topping and mild thyme flavor. Found this on TexasCooking Online. Delicious!
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 small onion (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- In a small pan, melt butter.
- Stir in the bread crumbs and saute briefly.
- Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Place 1/3 of the potatoes into the baking dish.
- Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture evenly over the potatoes and top with 1/2 of onions (if desired).
- Top with remaining third of potatoes and flour mixture.
- Mix together Chicken stock, whipping cream and mustard.
- Pour mixture over the potatoes.
- Bake for 1 hour at 400°F.
- Turn oven down to 350°F.
- Lightly spread the bread crumb mixture over the top and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
This is, basically, the way my mother (1902 - 1985) taught me to make scalloped potatoes ---- with a couple of corrections. After sprinkling a layer of potatoes with the flour mixture, it should be dotted with butter so it cooks into a sauce ---- and the onions should definitely be sauteed. Finally, a nice sauce will develop if you pour just milk over the casserole ---- half cream and half milk would be even better. I think the stock is at odds with the rest of the recipe ---- if a chicken flavor is desireable, why not dissolve some bouillon cubes in the milk/cream?
I'm sorry about this, but we really didn't enjoy these potatoes. I made 2/3 of the recipe, but cooked it for the same time, and they were still a bit crunchy, the onion was very crunchy, and the flour had a raw taste to it. I would prefer to increase the cream, decrease the stock and do away with the flour. I liked the topping and I liked the thyme taste.