Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mom's Recipe Book: Microwave Scalloped Potatoes

Mmm...another entry from Mom's Recipe Book!  To see the history of the book and other entries in the series, click here.

Microwave Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 c. sliced potatoes
1 small onion, sliced thin
Grated cheese (optional)

1.  Melt butter in microwave, at full power, in medium-sized bowl.  Stir in flour.
2. In a separate container, heat milk, uncovered, at 50% power, for 2 minutes.  Stir milk into flour mixture until smooth.  Add salt and pepper.
3.  Cook, uncovered, at 50% power, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens.  Stir twice during cooking time.
4.  In 2-quart microwavable casserole, combine potatoes, onions, and white sauce.  Cover with waxed paper.  Cook at full power 9 minutes.  Stir.
5.  Cover and cook at full power for 9-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Optional:  Near end of cooking time, stir grated cheese into potatoes to taste, and/or sprinkle cheese on top.

(Note this is an older recipe, and with the high wattages of many newer microwaves, you may need to reduce cook times.)

8 comments:

Call Me Cate said...

Mmmmm... Also, cheese is NEVER optional!

A. said...

This sounds like something delicious that even I could cook! Fabulous! Thank you.

And, I totally agree with Cate on the cheese.

Not The Rockefellers said...

This is something I could definitely do a face plant in.:)


Thank You!

Peace - Rene

Amy S. said...

I think I will try these tonight! Thanks!

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing?

C. Beth said...

Cate--I agree...I LOVE cheese. We buy it in bulk. :)

A.--Let me know how it turns out!!

Not The Rockefellers--Just let it cool before doing a face plant in it. ;)

Amy S.--Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed this recipe! I'm glad it turned out well for you!

Leon--Um...fine.

Deirdre and Joshua said...

hi beth
this really isn't related to the potatoes- although they look very yummy.have you seen the site weelicious.com/
lots of cute kids recipes
deirdre

C. Beth said...

Deirdre--That sounds like a great site--thanks for the link!