Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Scalloped Potatoes in just under 20 Minutes!

If you're a scalloped (or escalloped, as my Mom would say) potato connoisseur, this recipe is not for you. However, if you work two jobs and try to have a life while maintaining your sanity, you may like this recipe. I LOVE potatoes, they've always been my one big weakness next to all things chocolate. Both are probably not that good for you in large doses, but you can always dream...

I'm not sure where this recipe hailed from originally but I've been doing it like this for the last 20 years.

A large batch should be enough for 6 -8 people (or 4 if I'm one of them !)

You will need the following:

-Large lidded casserole dish (I used a 2.5 quart oval dish - make sure it fits in your microwave)
-8 medium, or 6 large potatoes any kind, peeled and sliced thinly (put them in water after cut so they don't brown)
-2 garlic cloves minced
-1 large, or 2 small onions cut in half and sliced
-1/4 cup butter
-1/4 cup flour
-1 1/2 cups milk (add a bit more if the sauce it too thick)

Put the chopped onion, garlic and butter in the casserole dish and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the onion is soft and butter has melted.

it should look like this:

then add the flour and stir it all into the butter onion mixture.

Once the flour is stirred in pour in the milk and slowly mix it up until the flour mixture has mostly dissolved.

Then put back in the microwave for 5 minutes, stopping to stir half way through. Once done it will be a nice thick white bechamel-like sauce with onions.

Add the sliced potatoes and stir them into the sauce making sure they're all covered in sauce (this can get messy!):

Then cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper after you're done microwaving as it tends to attract the microwaves and your food will not cook as evenly. You can do it if you want, Just sayin' s'all...

Once done you should always let your microwaved dish sit for 5 minutes or so, and Voila, Scalloped Potatoes!



  1. That's super easy! Love it, so gotta try it out.

  2. I made this 2 nights ago...OMG, it was delish! Thank you so much for posting this, I'm always looking for easy peasy slap together dishes :)