Subject: Au Gratin vs. Scalloped Potatoes - are they different?
From: ramirez1[at]pacbell.net (Albert Ramirez)
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 04:28:53 GMT
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.
From: sue[at]interport.net (Curly Sue)
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:33:37 GMT
Scalloped is just white sauce. Au gratin has cheese.
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 09:07:12 -0800
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).
From: alewine[at]phoenix.net (Lara Alewine)
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 02:10:44 GMT
> 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!
From: Brian Mailman
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:19:01 -0800
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
Date: 22 Nov 1996 10:10:13 GMT
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.