When I was growing up, I thought I hated scalloped potatoes. I don't know if it was the name of them (It kind of sounds like scalped), or I once had some bad ones, or what, but I was convinced they were repulsive. Then I actually tasted them, and discovered just how very wrong I was. Scalloped potatoes, in fact, may be among the all-time best dishes ever concocted.
Creamy, cheesy, and rich, scalloped potatoes are perfect for holidays and any day really. They compliment most simple meat dishes, and they're so versatile, they can be adapted to accommodate most tastes. Here are seven great scalloped potato recipes to try:
A little brewsky adds a nice bit of pep to your potatoes.
You know how they say bacon makes everything better? It's especially true in the case of these potatoes.
The tanginess of blue cheese adds an extra kick to this dish that will leave eaters feeling anything but blue.
This version takes a little Tex-Mex twist. It also contains ham, and is hearty enough for a main dish.
This is my personal favorite recipe for scalloped potatoes. I love the creaminess of the goat cheese and the subtle flavors of the herbs.
Garlic and potatoes make a heavenly match. Amp things up by adding even more garlic than the recipe suggests.
This recipe from Cooking Light takes out much of the fat, but the amazing flavor remains.
What's your favorite way to eat scalloped potatoes?
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