French Scalloped Potatoes

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Ingredients

2-1/4 lbs potatoes
3-2/3 cups milk
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 bay leaf
1 - 2 tbsp butter, softened
2 whole Garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons heavy cream, optional

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the potatoes into fairly thin slices.

2. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and pour over the milk, adding more to cover if needed. Add the salt and pepper, nutmeg and the bay leaf. Bring slowly to a boil over medium heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until the potatoes just start to soften, but are not completely cooked, and the milk has thickened.

3. Generously butter a 14 inch oval gratin dish or an 8 cup shallow baking dish and sprinkle the garlic over the base.

4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to the gratin or baking dish. Taste the milk and adjust the seasoning, then pour over enough of the milk to come just to the surface of the potatoes, but not cover them. Spoon a thin layer of cream over the top, or, if you prefer, add more of the thickened milk to cover.

5. Bake the potatoes for about 1 hour until the milk is absorbed and the top is a deep golden brown.

Yield

Serves 6

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 60 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 6
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 110
Calories from Fat: 90

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
15%
Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Calories 110kcal
5%
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Protein 11g
18%
Sodium 1236mg
51%
Calcium
3%
Iron
11%
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.