I know I'm not technically a food blogger but since I'm home trying to recover and breathe, I actually have time to download pictures into my posts so I can't resist.
I made our Valentine’s dinner on Saturday night since Mr. Helen had to work on Sunday and he gets home late for us to have a nice sit down dinner. We had salad, steak with caramelized onions and gorgonzola butter, and scalloped potatoes. Even though Saturday is usually the one day I eat whatever, I am aware of portions so I just had a small portion of each thing. Mr. Helen found me taking pictures of my scalloped potatoes and I explained to him all about food blogging; how I want to be like Biz when I grow up. Of course, after I took the pictures I realized part of the art of food blogging is taking enough pictures of the steps – which I didn’t do. But, I’m going to share my recipe with you anyway!
Sweetheart Scalloped Potatoes:
2 ½ lbs. Potatoes, peeled & sliced thin (~1/8 inch)
1 medium onion, sliced thin into rings
6 T butter
6 T flour
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 ½ cups skim milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a 3 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Arrange a layer of potatoes then a layer of onion rings. Sprinkle with 2 T flour, then dot with 2 T butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat layers two more times, until all your ingredients are used up, ending with flour, butter, salt & pepper. Pour the milk over the casserole (make sure you have around an inch of the casserole dish showing). Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 for 45 minutes. Put the oven temperature up to 450 and uncover and bake for 15 minutes or until golden on top.
The final masterpiece - yum!
You can use any sort of potatoes you like – I generally use all purpose white, Yukon gold, or red, like I used this time. (Don’t peel the red). I have never, ever had these potatoes come out anything but absolutely delicious.
Also, sometimes it is hard for me share recipes because I'm a cook who doesn't measure exactly. I tried with this one but you may need more/less potatoes, milk, etc. depending on the shape of your casserole dish. Just keep making layers and cover it up with milk and they will come out fine.
This will give you 8-10 servings depending on how big your eaters are.
Nutrition per serving (based on 8 servings):
Total Fat: 8.7 g
Cholesterol: 23.6 mg
Sodium: 381.5 mg
Total Carbs: 33.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 5.1 g
**That saying is from an Alka Seltzer commercial that ran on TV in the late 60's and early 70's. The phrase became such a catch phrase that we still use it in our conversations today!