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Scalloped Potatoes with Creme Fraiche

Last Modified: 06/17/11
First Published: 04/25/11
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Scalloped Potatoes with Creme Fraiche

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General Info
Servings: 8
Total Cost: $8.99
Cost Per Serving: $1.12
Total Calories: 2,692
Calories/Serving: 337
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Garlic (2 cloves) * 0.25 Ounce $0.03 11
Butter, Unsalted 3 Tablespoons 42.00 Grams $0.19 300
Potatoes, Yukon Gold * 3.00 Pounds $3.02 1,121
Cream, Light, Half & Half 3 Cups 726.00 Grams $3.90 945
Sour Cream (or creme fraiche) 1/2 Cup 120.00 Grams $0.30 240
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 2 Tablespoons 0.53 Ounce $0.02 57
Thyme, Fresh, Chopped 2 Teaspoons 6.22 Grams $0.44 8
Nutmeg, Ground (or ground mace) 1/8 Teaspoon 0.29 Gram $0.06 2
Salt, Kosher (to taste) 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.01 0
Black Pepper, Ground (to taste) 1 Teaspoon 2.13 Grams $0.02 5
Chives, Fresh, Chopped 1/4 Cup 14.00 Grams $1.00 5

Scalloped Potatoes with Creme Fraiche

We made this dish because we were looking for an alternative to mashed potatoes. It was perfect to serve along with the ham we made for Easter.

Ingredients

    * 2 cloves garlic, smashed
    * 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    * 3 pounds waxy potatoes (such as Yukon gold or Yellow Finn), peeled
    * 3 cups half-and-half
    * 1/2 cup creme fraiche
    * 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
    * 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
    * Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    * 1/4 cup chopped chives

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rub the garlic all over the inside of a 3-quart baking dish, then mince it. Grease the dish with about 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Slice the potatoes about 1/8 inch thick (a mandoline works well). Combine in a large saucepan with the minced garlic, the remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, the half-and-half, creme fraiche, flour, thyme, mace, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the chives and transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, shaking it to distribute the potatoes evenly. Bake, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 1 hour 5 minutes, occasionally spooning some of the liquid over the top. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

You can also make the scalloped potatoes in individual ramekins; bake about 40 minutes.

1 hr 5 min  8 servings