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How to Make Smothered Potatoes

[ 8 ] June 14, 2009

How to Make Smothered Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole

Smothered Potatoes Recipe. Smothered Potatoes or also known as Scalloped Potatoes are easy and really delicious.

I love the taste of the sour cream sauce.

This is a baked casserole with white potatoes, milk, sour cream, cheese and green onions.

We like it with steak or grilled pork tenderloins.

Ingredients for the Smothered Potatoes Recipe

8 medium size white potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk or half & half
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onions
Tony’s Creole Seasoning

Cooking Directions for the Smothered Potatoes Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel potatoes and slice in half. Begin to slice in 1/4 inch slices. Potato slices should look like thin half moons. Place in a large bowl of cold water and set aside.

To make the white sauce, melt butter and whisk in flour.

Slowly add milk and stir constantly for 8 minutes.

Stir in the sour cream and blend until smooth.

Turn off the heat and toss in 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Sprinkle in a dash of Tony’s Creole Seasoning (salt and pepper will do if no Tony’s available).

Stir in 1 cup chopped green onions.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes in progress

Spray a deep casserole dish with canola oil spray.

Drain the potatoes in a colander.

Pour half of the potatoes in the casserole dish.

Pour half of the sour cream white sauce over the potatoes and spread evenly over the potatoes.

Repeat with remaining potatoes and sauce.

Place on a baking sheet and add casserole cover or foil.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes ready for the oven

Bake covered for 30 minutes.

Then, bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes.

Add additional cheese and green onions if desired.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes ready to serve

Serving Suggestions for Smothered Potato Casserole

Serves well with our Grilled Filet Mignons, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a side of steamed broccoli or steamed asparagus.

Beryl Stokes

Cajun Cooking TV Chefs

Potatoes Au Gratin

[ 2 ] November 22, 2008

How to Make Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin, or scalloped potatoes, is a wonderful warm and cozy comfort casserole.

I love to serve this with a steak or grilled chicken. It takes a little time, but it’s oh so good.

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin are definitely a Cajun Cooking TV favorite.

NOTE: YouTube removed our audio because we were playing a radio in the background. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ingredients for Potatoes Au Gratin

Slice and Dice Potatoes

Slice and Dice Potatoes

6-8 white potatoes
3 cups milk or whipping cream
1 T (tablespoon) butter
1 T (tablespoon) Flour
8 cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste (we like white pepper in this dish)
Canola spray

Bowl of ice cold water
Cutting board
Vegetable peeler

Grate Some Cheese

Grate Some Cheese

Casserole dish with cover

You need to start preparation 2 hours before you are ready to serve dinner.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

First start by peeling the potatoes.

Use approximately 2 per person depending on the size of the potatoes.

Slice in half on a cutting board. Then slice in 1/8-inch slices.

Set in ice cold water.

Make a White Roux

Make a White Roux

Warm the milk or whipping cream in the microwave for 1:30 minutes.

Make a white roux by melting 1 tablespoon butter and mixing in 1 tablespoon flour.

Add in warm milk and whisk constantly for 10 minutes until a thickened white sauce.

Turn off the heat.

Add in 4 cups of cheese and stir well.

The cheese will melt under the heat of the white sauce.

Add salt and white pepper to taste – a little Tony’s Creole Seasoning for a Cajun flavor.

Potatoes Au Gratin

Ready to Bake

Spray casserole dish with canola spray oil.

Drain the potatoes using a colander.

Pour potatoes into the casserole dish.

Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes.

Stir and blend in the cheese sauce with the potatoes.

Cover and bake for 40 minutes.

Next, take off the cover and bake another 40 minutes.

Potatoes Au Gratin

Add Grated Cheese

Take out of the oven and top with remaining grated cheddar cheese.

The cheese will melt under the heat of the dish.

Let rest 5-10 minutes.

Serving Suggestions for Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin serves (also called scalloped potatoes) well as a side item to most meats and a side of steamed broccoli or asparagus.

Beryl Stokes

Beryl Stokes