Monday, November 22, 2010

French Scalloped Potatoes

French Scalloped Potatoes

With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It goes great with turkey and ham! This recipe is a hybrid of a few different ones I've tried over the years and, I like to think, combines the best elements of all of them.

For this recipe you will need:

  2 1/4 lbs potatoes
  2-3 cups cream
  1 bay leaf
  at least 3 tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (this time I used rosemary, thyme, sage, and marjoram)
  1-2 tbsp butter, softened
  3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  1 cup grated gruyère
  salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the potatoes into fairly thing slices.

Put the potatoes into a large saucepan and pour over just enough cream to cover the potatoes. Add the salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the fresh herbs and simmer for an additional 5 minutes until the potatoes just start to soften, but are not completely cooked, and the cream has thickened.

Generously butter a 2 liter/8 cup shallow baking dish and sprinkle the garlic over the base.

Spoon the potatoes and cream into the baking dish, alternating with some of the gruyère. Sprinkle remaining gruyère on top.

Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the cream is absorbed and the top is a deep golden brown.

French Scalloped Potatoes

PS I've really enjoyed the tips I've gotten for the past few recipes I've posted. Keep 'em coming!

32 comments:

ladymchottie said...

omg nomnomnom i was totally thinkin scalloped taters tonight too

mom & son said...

Mmm...looks yummy, Hon!
i love scallops!

Fivetwocharm said...

my brother was just talking about that! looks greatt

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FASHION SNAG said...

mmm, this looks so good!

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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

this looks so yummy. I'm really loving all your food posts. :)


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Eli said...

oh yum! this looks soooo good for thanksgiving!

Dylana Suarez said...

Um, can you come over and cook for me. Like every day? haha. This looks amazing!

xoxo,

Dylana

Kim said...

Cooking tip number 2.... :D
Crinkle up the bay leaves in your hand and they will release more flavor!

Looks yummy!

x

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Yummy :)) It looks so good!

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Trixie & Fifi said...

Ahhh Thanksgiving... something that I have never experienced. If I ever went stateside, I'd definitely visit around Christmas time ;)

P.S. those potatoes look DELICIOUS

Leah said...

Thanks for the recipe... though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Philippines, I will certainly give this recipe a try. It looks really yummy! xoxo

Anna G said...

Yummy. <3

janettaylor said...

Looks so delicious! Yummy!

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BenchesandChandeliers said...

those look scrumptious!

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Style said...

That looks yum :)

xo

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Aphrodite said...

ok, now i'm hungry...

xxx

Delane said...

YUM!

tywo said...

Looks awesome!!
I had potatoes today! :)



LOVE!

Damsels said...

sounds completely scrumptious . no sure how i would stomach it though :( im lactose intolerant

Jan said...

One word: HUNGRY!

La Michelle said...

wow sounds JUMMY

xoxo

Brunch at Saks said...

YUMMY! Looks and sounds so good! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, gorgeous. xoxo

emilypanda said...

This looks totally tasty!

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Abi said...

Looks yum! Just in time for the holidays.

Natalie said...

I love potato dishes of all kinds and this looks delish! Mmm...can't wait for the extravaganza.

Haute World said...

This looks to good! I'll have to make a note of this - baked potato dishes are a guilty pleasure of mine...

Ali said...

Ahhh, this looks so much better than the kind our school makes (LOL I bet you're all "I hope so!!"). I bet I'll have to give it a try again now.. :)

Puck Litaay said...

So delicious, I want it now. Got me craviiinngg

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

those potatoes look incredible, sooo delicious! Thanksgiving is awesome :)

Pam S said...

I wish I liked scalloped potatoes, they look so delicious. I may have to try them again now I'm older, tastes do change after all.

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Melanie said...

Those look delish! We tried to make some scalloped potatoes a while back and they turned out terribly. Might have to try this recipe!

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jamie-lee said...

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