A girl's gotta' dance, right, ladies?
And then there's the whole Monday debacle. You know how I feel about this day. Typically, I pull out my most effortless recipes on Mondays and Fridays, the two days that I feel are void and meaningless. Actually, they're quite busy and fulfilling, but still, I wish they didn't exist.
This recipe is extremely versatile, and while there are a million different ways to make scalloped potatoes, I find this to be quick, effortless, and it can be made in a crock pot.
I think the angels just busted out in song.
So happy Monday, everyone. Or, for those of you who look on the bright side like me (not), happy sucky no-funday.
Let's just get through today, okay, kids?
- 8 oz. bag of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- Garlic salt, salt and pepper
- 5 medium potatoes
- I use red potatoes, which tend to run small, so sometimes I use 6.
- 1/3 cup diced onions
- Peel and slice potatoes
- Make sure the potatoes aren't sliced too thick, because that can add a lof of extra cooking time
- Boil a pot of water and add the potato slices. Let them sit in the water for about 10 minutes (no longer than 15)
- By softening the potato slices, it minimizes cooking time
- While the potatoes are softening, melt the butter over low heat
- Add the chopped onions and let them simmer over low heat for a few minutes
- Add the milk and flour
- Stir with a whisk until all the chunks of flour are broken down
- Add the cheese and turn the heat up to medium. Let it melt gradually, which could take about 10 minutes.
- Add a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic salt
- Drain the potatoes
- Pour half the cheese sauce into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish
- If you plan on using a crock pot, pour the cheese into the bottom of that and continue with instructions.
- Pour all the potato slices on top of the cheese sauce
- Top with the rest of the cheese sauce
- Bake at 350 F for about an hour
- When using a crock pot, cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. This isn't one of those recipes that you can leave in all day.
And that's what I call a success.
Love and comfort,