I believe I’ve mentioned before that I used to not be a big fan of potatoes. This made my boyfriend in college very sad since potatoes were one of his favorite foods, and most of the meals he ate were what I made. If only he could see me now! I now love potatoes, and this is one of my favorite recipes. I’ve been tweaking it since I first tried it, trying to make it easier and better. I really do love easy recipes… And creamy cheesy goodness? Who can say no! Perfect for a holiday dinner or a simple steak and potato dinner.Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
2½ pounds potatoes, peeled
2 cups whipping cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 sprigs of thyme
Dash of nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine cream, garlic, thyme, nutmeg, salt, and pepper; heat thoroughly. Remove the sprig of thyme.
Meanwhile, thinly slice potatoes to about ?-inch thickness. Spread a layer of potatoes on the bottom of the baking dish, slightly overlapping the slices. Pour a little of the warmed cream over the potatoes, then sprinkle ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese on top. Place another layer of potatoes, topping with cream and ¼ cup cheese. Layer the last of the potatoes; pour the remaining cream over the potatoes and top with ½ cup Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, golden brown, and bubbly.
Source: Adapted from Southern Living
Parmesan cheese, cream, garlic, and potatoes. My favorite things, together again, in one terrific dish! Yippee!
It looks very appetising indeed (not that I need to be convinced a potato gratin is good!). I love adding nutmeg to potatoes, not to mention parmesan or garlic. Wonderful idea! Happy New Year, Stefanie!
This is one of those recipes that i’m a sucker for. Looks outstanding!
Happy New Year!
Misk Cooks said:
Oooh yea, comfort food. Bring it on. 🙂
fati's recipes said:
Mmm… you know, I’ve tried this dish from so many ladies before, and some have been a disastrous wreck, but others have been amazing.. I never attempted making it because I worry that mine will turn out eww-y… with this recipe though, I’m hoping I can overcome my fears and give it a go… ’cause this is lookin’ tooooo gooooodd….
I don’t think I could even begin to comprehend how someone could not like potatoes! I’m glad you’ve “seen the light” now 🙂 Are scalloped potatoes what we know as a gratin in Europe? They seem the same… I hadn’t heard of scalloped potatoes until very recently but I sure do love me these types of thing. I never added thyme before… sounds awesome 🙂
I do believe gratin and scalloped are the same… or at least very similar, and both very very good!
Potatoes and cheese are like peanut butter and jelly at my house. It looks so good!!
I like that you used nutmeg in this! Delicious! Happy New Year!
Mmmm….that looks wonderful!