A simple scalloped potato recipe passed down from my Irish ancestors, using ingredients you have on hand.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Arrange thinly sliced potatoes in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Layer butter slices on top of potatoes. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Pour half-and-half evenly over potato mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven until sauce has thickened and potatoes are tender, 45 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 30.9g 10% DV; fat 19.7g 30% DV; cholesterol 56.4mg 19% DV; sodium 120mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
These really are old irish, my great grandmother used this recipe. As you say, what ever you have on hand! She made these for any big meal with the family, if she had extra cheese, extra ham scraps, a bit of bacon, it went in! Green onions in spring too! Every time she made them, they were different, but this is the basic idea of this recipe! If she didn't have cream, she made a basic white sauce with milk and butter and used that, but usually she made them when she had extra cream from the farm! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2012
For us these were not tasty enough to justify the calories - they need finely diced or sliced onion for sure - maybe a paprika seasoning between the layers. As is these were nothing special to write home about. Thanks for sharing - they have potential but need a bit of tweaking to bring them up to their potential. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
These really are old irish, my great grandmother used this recipe. As you say, what ever you have on hand! She made these for any big meal with the family, if she had extra cheese, extra ham scraps, a bit of bacon, it went in! Green onions in spring too! Every time she made them, they were different, but this is the basic idea of this recipe! If she didn't have cream, she made a basic white sauce with milk and butter and used that, but usually she made them when she had extra cream from the farm! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2012
I added slightly less butter and left them in the oven for an hour. They needed a little time to "set-up" so I left them on the counter for about 15 minutes before serving. They were really good with our corned beef on St. Patrick's Day! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2012
For us these were not tasty enough to justify the calories - they need finely diced or sliced onion for sure - maybe a paprika seasoning between the layers. As is these were nothing special to write home about. Thanks for sharing - they have potential but need a bit of tweaking to bring them up to their potential. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2013
Good but I layered the potatoes with thin onion slices and grated cheddar cheese. I then combined melted butter, 1/2 & 1/2 and a small pour of sherry which I then poured over the layered potato mixture. Baked at 400 for 45 minuets. Got raves from my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
No Irish in my family tree but this is a recipe my Grams taught me. She also threw "whatever you have" into the mix. But we use buttermilk (left over from the churning no one likes to drink it in my house but we sure like to cook with it!) My standard mix includes garlic. Not sure if it's the same recipe but it's the same principal:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2013
Not all of my family likes scalloped potatoes so I cut this recipe in half and substituted 2% milk for the cream. In my covered casserole dish the potatoes cooked through in about 30 minutes. Although they fell apart more than I expected (next time I will slice a little thicker by hand rather than using the slicer) they were delicious (although a bit too buttery for my taste). I ended up sprinkling with some shredded jack cheese and adding a bit more milk to make more of a sauce. This will definitely be added to my regular side dish rotation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2013
I made this recipe and like other members I made a few changes for our taste. I layered the potatoes with sliced butter salt pepper onion powder cooked chopped bacon cheese a mixture of 1/2 heavy whipping cream and 1/2 milk on each layer. I made two layers using 5 smaller russett potatoes sliced thin. I used the recommended amount of butter but feel I will use 1/2 of that next time (1/4 cup). This recipe is not for calorie concious! But it is amazingly delicious! I only gave it four stars by itself as written... changes made to the recipe really made it five stars for sure. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2012
Bake time is GROSSLY understated. Needs 90 minutes....not 20! Add some salt Use shredded not sliced cheese. Add some rosemary for flavoring Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2012
Loved this recipe as is for a side dish! The second time I made it I added ham chili powder ginger smoked paprika cayenne pepper and made it into a main dish. Spectacular!!!!! Read More
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