Crusty, creamy layered potatoes scented with roasted garlic and fresh herbs. Simple flavours but totally addictive! We even like the leftovers with eggs for breakfast!
6 Yukon Gold potatoes (approx. 2 – 2 ½ lbs.)
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium size whole head of garlic, roasted
For the Sauce:
¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup unbleached flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ tsp. fresh thyme or marjoram (or ½ tsp. dried)
2 ½ cups homogenized milk
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the head of garlic on a piece of tin foil; drizzle with EVOO & wrap tightly; place into a small baking dish & roast for approximately 35 – 45 minutes until soft. Unwrap the garlic & allow to cool. You can do this the day before.
Make the Sauce:
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat; whisk in the flour, salt & pepper (if using dried herbs, add them now); cook, whisking for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk; cook, whisking constantly for 5 – 8 minutes or until boiling & thickened. Set aside.
Or: use my microwave method: place the butter into an 8 cup or larger glass bowl or measuring cup; melt on level 4; whisk in the flour; microwave for 1 minute on level 4, or longer, until it bubbles a bit. Whisk in the milk, dried herbs , if using; microwave, in 1 minute increments, until the mixtures comes to a boil & thickens; whisk in the fresh herbs & set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Squeeze the garlic out of their skins. Peel & thinly slice (1/8” thick) potatoes, layer 1/3 of the potatoes in a greased 9” baking dish or casserole; spread ½ the onions over top, dot with ½ of the roasted garlic; repeat layers. Arrange remaining potatoes over top. Pour the sauce over the top. Cover with tin foil & bake for 1 hour. Uncover & bake for 30 minutes longer or until lightly browned & potatoes are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes or so before serving.
Are you kidding me!!! Love, love, love potatoes anyway you can cook them! Looking forward to this recipe!! Thank you Phyllis! Will have to “Pin” this one 🙂
We love scalloped potatoes too! Mostly in our house it’s new potatoes just as soon as they start showing up at the farmers market…oooh love those tiny ones with butter, s & P and chives!
Oops, there’s a “q” at the end of my name :/
How the heck did that happen??? Is it a problem on this end?