As the winter chill sets in, warm up your kitchen with the comforting aroma of Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. Perfectly baked, this filling dish is a symphony of aromas and textures that will make you want more. This popular winter dish is so simple to make at home thanks to this recipe, which also makes it a great focal point for holiday get-togethers or intimate family dinners. The perfect winter comfort dish is here: Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes will make your guests smile and provide coziness to your table throughout the chilly months.
- Cooking spray
- 6 ounces aged extra-sharp cheddar cheese (such as Old Croc), grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (about 5 cups)
- 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 medium garlic cloves, smashed
- 2 (3-inch) thyme sprigs
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus chives for garnish
Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
Combine cheeses in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Bring potatoes, cream, milk, salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are mostly tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and gently stir in chives and 1 1/2 cups cheese mixture. Discard thyme sprigs.
Transfer potato mixture to prepared baking dish, spreading into a relatively even layer; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese mixture. Bake in preheated oven until bubbling around edges and top is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool at room temperature for 15 minutes. Cut additional chives into 1-inch pieces, and garnish.
The correct tools are essential for creating a delicious dish of creamy cheesy scallop potatoes in a restaurant or industrial kitchen. First and foremost, to get the ideal golden brown crust on the scalloped potatoes, you need a trustworthy oven. The creamy sauce can be blended more easily and consistently with the use of a set of fine stainless steel mixing bowls. For evenly slicing the potatoes to the correct thickness, a sharp chef’s knife or a sturdy slicer are essential. The ideal vessel for layering the potatoes and sauce is a large baking dish that is safe to use in the oven. For mixing and blending components, a heat-resistant spatula and a whisk are also useful tools. A food processor designed for commercial use can be used to chop herbs or shred cheese, speeding up the cooking process. With these tools at hand, a restaurant or commercial kitchen may easily create the most decadent and cheesy scalloped potatoes you’ve ever had.
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