Indulgent cheesy garlic scalloped potatoes

Indulgent cheesy garlic scalloped potatoes
A delicious side dish with your next roast. Source: Getty

Who doesn’t love potatoes?

This humble veggie can be so versatile, and makes its way into so many of our favourite dishes – and this delicious dish is no exception! These indulgent cheesy garlic scalloped potatoes make an excellent side dish, fitting in perfectly alongside a roast dinner, or perhaps a nice piece of fresh fish. Or, they are absolutely delicious on their own!

Give these a try as a tasty alternative to mashed or boiled potatoes, and your family, guests, and your tastebuds will thank you for it. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2kg potatoes, sliced 1/2 cm thick
  • 2 cups onions, chopped small
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup butter 
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cups cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 200g sour cream
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, grated and divided
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 
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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C and spray a large baking / casserole dish with a non stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan, melt butter over low heat then add onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until tender. Sprinkle flour over mixture, and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Pour vegetable stock into pan and stir, adding salt and pepper, seasoning and cream. Cook, stirring, until thickened, then remove from heat and add 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Stir through.
  4. Layer ⅓ of the potato slices in baking dish, then top with ⅓ of the sour cream and ⅓ of the cheese sauce, then 1/3 of the parmesan and remaining cheddar. 
  5. Repeat the process with the remaining two thirds, then cover with foil and bake for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. For the last 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake uncovered until the cheese browns. 

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