Some nights, I have no plans for dinner. I have ingredients, but no plan for what to do with them. Those are my favorite nights to cook. I love just throwing stuff together and seeing what happens.
A few days ago, I had potatoes, mushrooms, and random pieces of leftover cheese in my fridge. I decided to made Scalloped Potatoes, but realized, I did not have milk. I was stuck on Scalloped Potatoes, so I added some random ingredients together and came up with something way better!
Scalloped Potatoes Au Hatcher (Almost)
- 1.5 lb Red Potatoes- Sliced
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
- 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme or 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 Cup of Cheese- Shredded (I used a mixture of Pepper Jack, Vermont Cheddar, and Sharp Cheddar)
- 3 Slices Bacon- Cooked and Crumbled
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 5-10 minutes or until soften. Do not cook completely. This to to reduce cook time in the oven.
- Heat pan over medium low heat. Add Butter and garlic.
- Whisk in flour and allow to cook 1-2 minutes. Watch flour to prevent it from burning.
- Whisk in stock, slowly, to prevent lumps.
- Add mushrooms, cooked bacon, and 2/3 cup of cheese. Mix to combine. Cook on low a few minutes to thicken.
- Add a layer of potatoes to greased baking dish. Pour some of cheese mixture over potatoes. Continue layers until all ingredient are used.
- Sprinkle reserved cheese over top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese is bubbly.
I served dinner with Chicken and Broccoli. Huck and I finished off the whole pan of potatoes though. The different cheeses really made the difference! Or maybe it was just the bacon. Either way it was yummy!!
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