One of the most stressful parts of hosting a sit down dinner is getting everything to the table hot, and at one time!
Meat and potatoes seem to be the perfect combination, but make ahead potatoes can be tricky. These delicious scalloped potatoes are the perfect side dish when planning an elaborate dinner, because they can be prepped in the morning and baked later in the day. They also have a delicious cheesy taste, and the fresh basil compliments the cheddar nicely.
These potatoes will take about one hour to bake in the top half of your oven.
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For these Fancy Scalloped Potatoes you will need:
13 x 9 inch oven proof baking dish
1 tablespoon of butter for bottom of the baking dish
Five baking potatoes; peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
7 small Yukon Gold potatoes; thinly sliced with skins left on
2 scallions; thinly sliced
2 cups of heavy cream
8 ounces of Oscar’s Aged White Cheddar Cheese; grated
8 ounces of Swiss Cheese; grated
Several leaves of fresh Basil; chiffonade
Freshly ground Salt and Pepper
These potatoes can be prepped three to four hours before baking.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Butter the bottom of the 13 x 9 inch oven proof baking dish.
Heat two cups of heavy cream in a small sauce pan over medium high heat, until it becomes frothy. About five minutes.
Pour 1/4 of the heated heavy cream in the bottom of the baking dish. Layer on half of the peeled, sliced baking potatoes.
Pour another 1/4 of the heated heavy cream over the potatoes and cover with a third of the grated cheese mixture, half of the thinly sliced scallions, and half of the fresh basil.
Next, layer all of the thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, another 1/4 of the heated cream and another third of the cheese mixture.
Top with remaining sliced baking potatoes, grated cheese, fresh basil, heated cream and freshly ground Salt and Pepper.
Cover the pan with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for thirty minutes. Uncover the pan, rotate, and bake for another thirty minutes until hot and bubbly.
Be prepared for these potatoes to disappear!
They make an excellent compliment to the Dijon Peppercorn Prime Rib which can be found here https://randsmeatmarket.com/2014/12/10/dijon-peppercorn-prime-rib/