Best Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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This is the best scalloped potatoes recipe you are ever likely to taste. best scalloped potatoes Thinly sliced potatoes sandwiched with cheese, olives and rosemary, making it a very continental dish which is delicious served on its own, with perhaps some lamb or, as I like it, with some toasted pitta bread.

More and more people are realising that the simple potato can be used for the most exciting recipes. Gone, thank goodness, are the days when the only things we did with the potato was boil it or, if we were feeling adventurous, we might mash it. Nowadays we roast, bake, and boil - all with delicious herbs and spices.

So when you are in a rut and just don't know what to cook for dinner, try out the best scalloped potatoes recipe.

Rosemary

Rosemary is added to all sorts of dishes but it is particularly good with any potato dish to enhance flavour.
Roughly chop it into smaller pieces so it adds texture but is not chewy.
Fresh rosemary is the best to use for this recipe; however if you really can't get a hold of it, then use dried rosemary instead.

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is made from sheeps' or goats' milk. The Greek variety traditionally comes from the mountainous areas where the sheep and goats graze.
It's a milder tasting cheese which is often used in salads, omelettes or even just enjoyed on its own.
Don't use Danish cheese for this recipe as it has a different texture; however, if you just can't get a hold of Greek feta cheese then try using Bulgarian feta which is just as good.

The Health Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes are loaded with vitamin C which is vital for our immune systems to work efficiently. However vitamin C is also known to help prevent heart disease, and some allergies, as well as lower blood pressure and aid osteoporosis. Wow - all that from your simple spud!

The Best Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

made with Greek Feta Cheese

Pre heat oven 200C 400F gas 6

Oven proof rectangle dish 1.5 litre/ 6 1/4 cup

Serves 4

Ingredients
  • 900g potatoes
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 275g Greek feta cheese
  • 115g or 1 cup pitted black and green olives
  • 300ml or 1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Roughly chop the rosemary into smaller pieces.
2. Crumble the cheese into smaller pieces.
3. Wash the potatoes but don't peel them.
4. Put the potatoes into boiling water and cook for 15 minutes.
5. Take them off the heat and drain before allowing to cool.
6. When the potatoes have cooled, peel them and cut into thin slices.
7. Grease the oven proof dish with a little of the olive oil.
8. Now put the potatoes into the dish in layers.
9. With each layer add a little rosemary, cheese and olives.
10.Drizzle each layer with a little of the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
11.With your potatoes in layers and sandwiched with the other ingredients, cover the dish with foil or a lid.
12.Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.

Now taste the best scalloped potatoes recipe straight from the oven and enjoy.

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