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Scalloped Potatoes

The first recipe below is for my favorite Scalloped Potatoes, I've had this recipe a long time and every time I make it, I get so many compliments.

We made the Scalloped Potatoes recipe for the potluck Friday night, and they were gone quick. There was only a couple spoonfuls left. I think the secret is the thinly sliced onion adds a touch of flavor, and the white sauce adds creaminess.

Below are also some other popular potato recipes. You don't have to peel the potatoes if you don't want to. These recipes are other ways of cooking potatoes other than frying them. For Fried Potatoes, see this page: Fried Potato Recipes

Favorite Scalloped Potatoes

  • 4 1/2 c sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 cup American cheese or Velveeta
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups Medium White Sauce

Place half the potatoes and onions and cheese in a deep 6 to 8 inch baking dish or 9x13 pan.

Make the Medium White Sauce
  • In a saucepan stir together 2 cups milk with 2 Tblsp. cornstarch
  • Add 2 Tblsp butter, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  • Stir constantly and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute.

Pour half the sauce on your potatoes and onions, then add the rest of the potatoes and onions and cheese, and pour the rest of the White Sauce on top. Cook covered at 350 for 45 minutes, then uncover for 15 minutes.

Hash Browns Scalloped Potatoes

  • 1 lb Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 pt. half and half
  • 1 stick oleo
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 (2-lb.) pkg. hash browns

Mix all together and bake in greased pan at 350 until thick. Stir occasionally.
Amish Church Recipe

Hash Browns Scalloped Potatoes 2

  • 1 stick oleo
  • 1 med. onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 15 med. potatoes, boiled and shredded

Melt together oleo and onion, then add flour, cold water and cream. Stir until right thickness. Pour over boiled and shredded potatoes. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Recipe from a Amish recipebook

Mashed Potatoes and Hot Dogs

If you are looking for a simple supper, you just can't beat mashed potatoes and hot dogs, with some homemade dill pickles of course. When you don't know what to fix for supper, this is the ticket. Serve some homemade bread on the side too.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 1/2 lb potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 stick (6 Tbsp) butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Garnish: snipped chives

Cook potatoes in a large pot with water to cover 20 to 25 minutes until tender when pierced. Drain off water. Mash with a handheld mixer on medium speed or a potato masher until smooth. Gradually beat in milk, butter, salt and pepper until blended. Spoon into serving dish; sprinkle with chives.

Mashed Potato tip: - For fluffy mashed potatoes, sprinkle powdered milk instead of a liquid if your potatoes are too soggy. I also add sour cream too, it makes the mashed potatoes whiter.

Original Ranch Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 packet - 1 ounce Hidden Valley Original Ranch Recipe Mix
  • Salad Dressing
  • 4 cups hot unsalted mashed potatoes, with or without skins
  • butter or margarine

Add salad dressing and recipe mix to potatoes; stir well. Serve with butter or margarine, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Easy Mashed Potato Cakes

  • Cold leftover mashed potatoes
  • Flour to coat
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 inch oil in a skillet

-Potato Cakes is a favorite to use up the leftover mashed potatoes from the night before. And here is how I make Potato Cakes. First of all, the mashed potatoes need to be cold, such as, refrigerated overnight.

-Heat some oil in a skillet. Using your hand, scoop out a palm size amount and form it into a patty. Place it in a shallow dish with flour in it, and coat the potato patty on each side. Carefully place them in the skillet, and let brown on one side then carefully flip over on the other side to brown.

-Remove them and drain on paper toweling on a plate.

My Note: The trick about these, and the reason you don't need egg, is because you rinse and dry your hands before forming each patty. I have made these with instant mashed potatoes too, but the rules still apply, they have to be cold, and you have to rinse and dry your hands before forming each patty.

Baked Potato Tip: To speed things up, boil potatoes for 10 minutes in salted water before popping them into a hot oven to bake.

How To Make Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are really good and not that hard to make.

  1. First bake some big potatoes or microwave some in a paper towel. When they are done use a knife to cut an oblong circle in the top.
  2. Use a teaspoon to carefully scoop out as much of the potato as you can into a bowl. Add a little milk and butter, and mix it up like mashed potatoes.
  3. Add some chopped onion and American cheese slices, torn, or add bacon bits, or chives and ham pieces.
  4. Anyway, stir it up and carefully spoon the mashed potatoes back into the shell. Put them on a cookie sheet and return to the oven for 15 minutes. Delish!

Baked Potato Tips: Potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes before baking will bake more rapidly. To heat up a leftover baked potato, dip it in water and bake in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes.

TGIF Potato Skins

  • 4 med. potatoes
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 1 T. fresh chives, or 1/2 T. dried
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 slices of bacon

Bake the potatoes, cool and cut in half lengthwise. Dig out 1/2 of the potatoes. Brush the skins with butter. Place on cookie sheets with the cut side up. Broil 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Broil 2 more minutes. Serve hot.
Recipe from a 2001 Cedar County Cookbook

Potato Burgers

  • 3/4 cup grated cooked potatoes
  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ground onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T ground green pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Form into patties. Coat with flour. Brown in 3 Tablespoons butter. Add tomato juice. Cover and simmer for 25 min. Serve sauce over patties.

Toss and Bake Potatoes

  • 6-8 well scrubbed potatoes
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • Seasonings of Choice: Parmesan cheese, Fresh Chives, Taco Seasoning, Barbecue sauce, Garlic Powder

Scrub and quarter potatoes. Put in a zip lock bag with olive oil and toss until well coated. Add seasoning of choice and shake again. Pour out on an uncovered dish or pan. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve with sour cream, if desired.
Recipe from a 2001 Classic Creations Cookbook

Dutch Potatoes

  • 6 boiled potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup buttered crumbs

Drain potatoes and slice thin. Put in layers in greased baking dish, sprinkling each layer with onion, parsley and salt and pepper. Beat egg and combine with milk. Pour over potatoes. Cover with crumbs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serves 4.

Potatoes with Sausage

  • 1 lb Kielbasa or other smoked sausage
  • 2 cans green beans - 1 drained
  • 2 cans sliced potatoes - or 3 potatoes, diced and cooked

Cut sausage in chunks, drain all vegetables except 1 can of green beans - mix together, heat and serve.

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Let none escape, but try them all,
To boil or fry or bake.
We'll warrant they are just as good
As Mother used to make!"

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