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Subject: Au Gratin vs. Scalloped Potatoes - are they different?
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From: ramirez1[at]pacbell.net (Albert Ramirez)
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 04:28:53 GMT
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Whats the difference between Au Gratin and Scalloped potatoes?  I think they 
are the same and that Betty Crocker sells boxes with both names to capitalize 
on customer name recognition.

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From: sue[at]interport.net (Curly Sue)
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:33:37 GMT
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Scalloped is just white sauce.  Au gratin has cheese.

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From: C&T 
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 09:07:12 -0800
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Au Gratin potatoes have cheese, Scalloped potatoes don't.  There is a 
difference (especially if you make them yourself).  I too, have tried 
both varieties of the Betty Crocker potatoes and there doesn't seem to be 
all that much cheese in the Au Gratin type.  I have used the Idaho brand 
Au Gratin potates before and prefer them to the Betty Crocker.  Of course 
home made beat all of them and they aren't as hard to make as I thought 
they would be (maybe they take a bit longer to make though).

Good Luck!

Tricia

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From: alewine[at]phoenix.net (Lara Alewine)
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 02:10:44 GMT
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C&T wrote:
>  Of course 
>home made beat all of them and they aren't as hard to make as I thought 
>they would be (maybe they take a bit longer to make though).

Having a good mandolin speeds things up.  No. Not the musical
instrument.  The slicing thing...  Oh BTW, watch your fingers!

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From: Brian Mailman 
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:19:01 -0800
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To scallop:  Bake in cream w/o topping

Gratin:  Technically, it's "au gratin" (with a crust).  It means baking
or broiling something that is topped with buttered breadcrumbs.  The
crumbs will form a crunchy crust on top of the dish to contrast with a
softer interior.

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From: Kimberly 
Date: 22 Nov 1996 10:10:13 GMT
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No disrespect to Ms. Crocker, but there is no cheese in Scalloped Potatoes.
They are in a white sauce and I make mine (like mom) with pork chops.
Yummmmmm!


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