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Scalloped Potatoes

This is a very old fashioned American dish, made as many ways as there are Americans.


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and peel 6 medium potatoes and bake for one hour. Leave oven on! Allow potatoes to cool, and grate them into a large bowl.

1/4 cup green onions sliced thinly
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated pepper
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Grease a 2 quart casserole. Spread 1/4 of the potatoes on the bottom of the casserole, and sprinkle with 1/3 of the sliced green onion, 1 Tbsp flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, dash of pepper, 1 Tablespoon butter, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat two more layers, finishing with the last layer of potato on top, covered by the last 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

Heat milk just to scalding, add sour cream, stir well and pour over potato mixture. Cover, pop in the heated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and cook an additional 30 minutes. Let stand 5 – 10 minutes before serving. Serves 4 – 6 people.

The photo is courtesy of Fotosearch.

April 12, 2007 - Posted by | Cooking, Easter, Recipes


  1. We have almost the same dish in Finland!! 😀

    I miss my mother’s cooking… My husband makes great food (he’s a chef), but something in the Fin food I like! Maybe I just got bored all the spices! And I’m too bored to cook myself! 😦

    Comment by noracassandra | April 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. Whaaat? I always thought this came from a Betty Crocker box! I have SO much to learn. 😉

    Comment by sparkleplenty | April 12, 2007 | Reply

  3. Noracassandra – wooo hooooo! Married to a chef! I hope he also likes cooking at home! What do Finns cook? I actually grew up with a lot of Finnish kids in Alaska, but I don’t remember any specific Finnish dishes. I also remember Finnish is a very complex and hard-to-learn language!

    SparklePlenty – Welcome to the blog, dear one, and your comment made me laugh! Reminds me of the “macaroni and cheese just like Mom used to make” that none of the kids would eat because it wasn’t “real” orange macaroni and cheese (from the box!)

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 14, 2007 | Reply

  4. I am a half Finn and half KW. We cook food with just salt and pepper, a lot of soups and potatoes baked and boiled in every single way! We don’t fry that much. My husband is a Cypriot (Greek side), and we live here in CY. He does almost 95% of the cooking at home! He is great!! I wrote a whole post about how great he is : 😀

    Comment by noracassandra | April 14, 2007 | Reply

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