Tested till perfect Crunchy Scalloped Potatoes
Crunchy Scalloped Potatoes
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Crunchy Scalloped Potatoes

The make-ahead option is the real plus of these crunchy-topped potatoes in a creamy sauce. There's less to fuss about when you have at least one standby vegetable that just needs to bake and crisp while you carve the ham.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 2-1/2 lb 2-1/2lbYukon Gold potatoYukon Gold potatoes, (about 7), peeled and halved crosswise
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupssliced leeks, (white and light green parts only)
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 pinch 1pinchdried thyme
  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsmilk


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfine fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbutter, melted
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In large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes until almost tender, about 10 minutes; drain and let cool. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cover and cook leeks, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 7 minutes.

Stir in flour, salt, pepper and thyme; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Gently stir in potatoes to coat. Spread in 8-cup (2 L) casserole dish or 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: In small bowl, stir together bread crumbs, cheese and butter until crumbly; sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, in 425°F (220°C) oven until heated through and topping is browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 194 pro 5g total fat 6g sat. fat 4g
carb 31g fibre 2g chol 17mg sodium 243mg
potassium 487mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 6 vit A 7 vit C 17
folate 12
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