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Subject: scallopped potatoes
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From: res0b7ui 
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 17:03:58 GMT
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Any one have an old recipe for scalloped potatoes.  This was in a recipe
pamphlet for a electric fry pan in the 1970's and had breadcrumbs on top.
Thanks

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 13:00:48 -0500
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From memory, this is how Mom made them (from the the 1950's Betty Crocker
cookbook).

5 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
3 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2-1/2 c. milk
1 small onion, minced
1/4 c. butter, cut into pieces
1/2 c. breadcrumbs

Heat butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Blend in flour, salt, pepper and
cook over low heat, stirring until smooth.  Stir in milk.  Heat to boiling,
stirring constantly.  Cook and stir 1 minute.

Arrange sliced potatoes with the onion in a greased 2 quart casserole.  Dot
layers with butter and spoon over the white sauce.  Sprinkle the top with
bread crumbs dotted with more butter.  Bake, covered, @ 350F for 30 minutes.
Remove cover and cook nearly an hour more.

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From: MH 
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 18:50:36 GMT
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> From memory, this is how Mom made them (from the the 1950's Betty Crocker
> cookbook).

That's Mom's recipe. Thanks for reminding me of this Comfort Food!

Martha H.

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 14:19:11 -0500
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MH wrote:
> That's Mom's recipe. Thanks for reminding me of this Comfort Food!

It's just yummy, isn't it?!  Comfort food for me, too.  Mom occasionally
added diced ham.

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From: MH 
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 19:45:36 GMT
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> It's just yummy, isn't it?!  Comfort food for me, too.  Mom occasionally
> added diced ham.

Oh yeah! Then, with a salad and a green vegie, it was dinner!!!

As soon as this heat goes away, I'm makin' scalloped potatoes!!!

Martha H.

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From: stenni[at]waynespenisyahoo.com
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 22:36:18 GMT
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Jill McQuown wrote:
>It's just yummy, isn't it?!  Comfort food for me, too.  Mom occasionally
>added diced ham.

mmmm...fond memorys....Grandma ususally added shredded Ham
or smoked turkey, sauted onions and bell peppers to each
layer and ocasionaly even peas and carrots...I still make
this a couple times a year...allthough when done right im
sure some would be happy to tell you its horribly bad for
you...Ive just never been a good listener....LOL...Hag k

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From: taz98273[at]webtv.net (Judy)
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 12:00:43 -0700 (PDT)
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res0b7ui wrote:
>Any one have an old recipe for scalloped potatoes. This was in a recipe
>pamphlet for a electric fry pan in the 1970's and had breadcrumbs on
>top.

Ah! Sweet memories.  Nothing better than mom's scalloped taters.  No
matter how she made them, they were always *good* to me! :)  Hers were
technically "Au Gratin" i suppose, but since one of my dad's brothers
took to teasing her by calling them "all rotten" they became "scalloped"
potatoes in our home :0)

I love them with paprika, and "i" prefer to hold the onions please,
never tried them with breadcrumbs, although i'm sure it would taste
plenty good.

Hmmm, there IS a bag of large reds under the counter . . .   maybe it
will get baked! 

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From: lynngiff[at]i29.net (Lynn Gifford)
Date: 2 Sep 2002 21:36:59 -0700
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All escallopped, au gratin (all rotten) potato recipes are, IMHO,
improved by the use of undiluted evaporated milk. Go ahead and
use low fat evaporated milk.

This even improves um, uh, er . . .boxed mixes.

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From: pattee[at]spot.colorado.edu (Donna Pattee)
Date: 5 Sep 2002 15:02:59 GMT
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Those of you who reminisce (sp?) about Mom's scalloped potatoes don't
know how lucky you are! We **never** had scalloped potatoes (or au gratin
potatoes) at home because my father hated them (also meat loaf and some
other homey food items). I loved church suppers because they were always
meat loaf and scalloped potatoes. I used to volunteer to waitress at
church suppers when I was a kid because it meant I could have all the
meat loaf, scalloped potatoes and cooked carrots I could eat - heaven!

Once after major surgery, my first meal of solid food was meat loaf and
scalloped potatoes (maybe cooked carrots, too). I was soooo disappointed
because I could eat just a few bites of my favorite foods!


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