Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
For some reason we had stopped eating potatoes. I honestly don't know why. But lately I have re-discovered them and this is one we have enjoyed. This is a slight adaptation from "500 Fat Free Recipes." I have added a little fat to it (the original calls for fat free parmesean which I can no longer find), but it is still quite reasonable in my mind. Also, the original called for putting all the cheese on the top. We felt like a little in the middle would have helped, so I am writing it that way. Feel free to play around with it!
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch or 2 teaspoons arrowroot
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Put the milk, the cornstarch, and the 2 kinds of pepper in a pan.
- Cook (stirring frequently) over medium heat until it starts to thicken and bubble.
- Add the chopped onion and set it aside.
- While the milk mixture is cooking, peel and slice the potatoes very thinly.
- Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
- Start layering the potatoes in the pan.
- When you are halfway done with the potatoes, add half the cheese.
- Then finish with the rest of the potatoes.
- Pour the onion sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
- Cover and bake for 40 minutes.
- Then uncover and cook for 10 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender.
Oh my goodness. Was this delish. I loved it and so did my son. Picky hubby not so much. I knew that and made him french fries. It had nothing to do with the dish. I used whole milk it was all I had. I didnt use measuring spoons, just eyeballed the pepper measurements in my hand. This is a keeper. Thanks so much, Ladypit. This will get lost of use in my house.
Deceptively delicious recipe - more than the sum of its parts. Not your average scalloped-type potatoes recipe, and an extra bonus for being lower in fat. We actually used 2% milk as well (which was what we had in the fridge), waxy yellow potatoes and all the parmesan cheese (I've never found a fat free kind). Putting a layer of cheese in the middle was a great idea, gave it a little more interesting texture. The cheese and onion together gave this a great nutty/sweet taste. WOW! Thanks ladypit:D
Very good, especially for so little fat! The sauce was a little thin for us - but I used Wondra instead of cornstarch so maybe that's why (or my potatos just didn't soak it up). Everyone enjoyed this easy side and I have a feeling it's going to be made quite a lot from now on. Thanks!