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Scalloped Potatoes

Chuck Hughes’ rich and creamy scalloped potatoes are easy to make and taste absolutely heavenly.

Easy, Moderate, Complex

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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Yields: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups heavy cream (1 l)
  • 2 cups smooth goat cheese (500 ml)
  • 1/2 cup chives, finely chopped (125 ml)
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, finely sliced (1 kg)
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed (30 ml)
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese with the cream.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add in the chives.  Keep aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 ºF (180 ºC).  Slice the potatoes into thin slices (1/8 inch thick) by using a mandoline or a very sharp knife. Rinse and keep in cold water.
  3. In a large skillet, sauté the onions with garlic for about 10 minutes in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drain and pat dry the potatoes. In an ovenproof dish, nicely layer the potato slices.  Cover with some caramelized onions, and 1/4 of the goat cheese mixture.  Repeat the layers and finish with the goat cheese mixture. Season each layer with salt and pepper.  Pour the rest of the cream mixture over the potatoes and the butter.
  5. Cook in the oven for 1 hour until golden brown.