Friday, March 8, 2013

Amish Scalloped Potatoes

Yesterday, I shared with you my journey of discovering how to make my favorite potatoes.  Today, I would like to share with you the original recipe and the recipe I have found that works for me.  I never got a recipe from any of the ladies at church.  I just kept adding the different ingredients I learned were in the recipe until it tasted right to me.  The broth base is different from one of the ingredients I learned was in the potatoes.

To make the scalloped potatoes in the Amish cookbook I have you need the following ingredients:

6 potatoes sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 t salt
3 T butter
2 T flour
2 c hot milk
3/4 c grated cheese

Melt butter in a double boiler or sauce pan.  Add flour and seasoning and stir smooth.  Slowly add the hot milk, stirring constantly.  When it thickens, melt the grated cheese in the sauce.  Into a buttered baking dish or casserole, put layers of the sliced potatoes, onions, and cheese sauce, repeating until all ingredients are used.  Bake in a moderate oven (350) for 1 hour.

That was the recipe from which I started.  To make the potatoes the way I like them, these are the ingredients you will need:

3 T butter
2-3 T all purpose flour
2 c hot milk (I warm mine in the microwave.)
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 c grated cheese ( I used mild cheddar.)
1 can of cream of mushroom
1 T Orrington Farms chicken flavored Broth Base & Seasoning
3 cans of whole white new potatoes, drained
3/4 c sour cream

In a sauce pan melt butter.  Add chopped onions and cook until soft.

 Reduce heat to medium low and add flour, salt, and pepper slowly, stirring constantly.

Cook for about one to two minutes, and then slowly add the milk, stirring constantly.

When the sauce starts to thicken, pour in the soup and broth base.

When the sauce has thickened,

Add the grated cheese and stir until completely melted.

 Carefully pour in the potatoes and sour cream (I didn't get a picture of the sour cream part.  :)  ).  Stir well to coat with the sauce.  More milk can be added if needed.

Cover and simmer on medium low until potatoes are done and heated through.

Serve the potatoes as a side dish to crock pot BBQ pork chops and lima beans when your husband comes home after being on the road for a week, and you have yourself an awesome meal!

It seems complicated, but I promise it is very simple and quick.  If I can do it, anyone can do it!  I hope you get to try them!  If you do, let me know what you think!

What is your favorite potato recipe?  Please feel free to share!

Until we meet again, may you be blessed!

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