Scalloped Potatoes (for 4)

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Two types of Potatoes
Starchy: Russetts – Good for baking, roasting
Waxy: Yukon Gold, New Potatoes and Fingerlings – Low in starch, creamy texture and hold their shape well

WARNING:  You will be boiling your potatoes in buttermilk, NOT water.


  • 1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes – sliced thin on a mandolin (about 1/8 inch)
    If cooking later…
    Put in large mixing bowl with salted water
    – Refrigerate
    – Drain well and put into buttermilk when ready to cook
    If cooking now…
    Put potato slices into 1 C buttermilk – bring to a boil, and simmer for about 8-10 minutes
    – Put into strainer to drain and cool – reserve milk
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 2 TBL butter (pieces)
  • 1/2 C grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 TBL thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced, grated or smashed)
  • onion to taste (minced or grated)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp (or less) nutmeg
  • 4 tsp flour
  • 1 TBL snipped Parsley (to garnish) or Cilantro or Chives


  1. Prepare potatoes as indicated above
  2. To remaining hot milk, add heavy cream, butter, and half the Gruyere – mix to combine
  3. Bring mixture back to a simmer, stirring until sauce is smooth and thick
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Stir remaining ingredients (except potatoes and Gruyere) into the reserved buttermilk
  6. Coat bottom of baking casserole dish with butter
  7. Add a thin coating of sauce
  8. Add sliced potatoes and layer with other ingredients:
    – Layer potatoes, sauce, potatoes, sauce, etc
    – Finish with sauce on top
    – Pour remainder of sauce gently over the potatoes
  9. Cover (with lid or foil) and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes
  10. Uncover and top w/ more cheese then cook uncovered 20 min
    If it starts to burn, take it out
  11. Let cool at least 10 minutes before plating
  • 8:30 – Boil potatoes – set aside to cool
  • 10:30 – Boil buttermilk, add Steps 2 and 3
  • Continue Steps 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Cover pan with foil
  • 10:50 – Bake 350º for 35-40 minutes
  • Uncover and Top with cheese
  • 11:30 Cook 15-20 minutes
  • Cool 10 minutes before serving
  • 12:00 serve


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