Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Scalloped Potatoes & Kumara

Scalloped Potatoes & Kumara by Carole's Chatter

These Scalloped Potatoes & Kumara are not for the dieting set.  They are unashamedly rich and creamy.

To make them I layered up slices of potato and kumara (NZ sweet potato) in a baking dish.  I seasoned each layer with salt and pepper and sprinkled  some finely minced onion and garlic on as well.

Finally I poured some homemade chicken stock over it and some cream.

Scalloped Potatoes & Kumara before baking - Carole's Chatter

Having already gone for it with cream I also put some knobs of butter on top.

I cooked it slowly in a low oven covered with foil.  I took the foil off for the last 20 minutes so it got a bit of colour.

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  1. Love me some scalloped potatoes. But it's definitely a rare treat :)

  2. Ok I have a question for you -
    My husband LOVES scalloped potatoes and I have made them for years. BUT...
    Everytime I make them I get potatoes and curds! Do you know what I mean? I have tried several different ways - I have tried putting flour with my milk and making it thicker, I have tried using cooked potatoes, I just don't know what to do?

    1. "I think the issue will be if you are cooking them on too high a heat or with something acidic in with the milk or cream."

      Well I did think of that - I started out baking them at 350, but now have switched to 325. Should I go lower? What temp do you use?

  3. Love to try this,thanks so much for sharing

  4. That looks delicious. I've never heard of kumara - but I expect could use the sweet potatoes we have in the UK?

  5. Love your combination of potatoes, and sweet potatoes.

  6. Carole, I always enjoy rich and creamy dishes. I wish I didn't...but I do!
    I like the combination of sweet potato and potatoes you have here.
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. I would love to get my hands on a kumara. I'm fasinated by some of the local vegetables. I bet I could find them in NYC, but not out where I live in New York State.


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