Original Recipe sourced here
In these days of recession, from time to time you may be invited somewhere with an instruction to ‘bring a plate’ (which, of course, means bring a plate with something on it to share for dinner… rather than bring a piece of crockery from which to partake of your meal…).
If you’re anything like me, you may be a little bit hopeful that one of the other participants may bring that bastion of pot luck dinners… the humble scalloped potato. It’s great cheap food and a little of it goes a looong way!!! And ooh, goodness, doesn’t it taste goooood!
It was my turn to take these babies to dinner last night and in order not to break the belts of everyone there with the usual cream or cream soup based dish I found a recipe that calls for a much less calorie rich ingredient list.. (and so I added the things (like bacon and cheese) you wouldn’t add if you were calorie minded and were basing the whole thing in cream.
I think Scalloped Potatoes are a meal all by themselves. Who needs meat?
Known as potato bake in Tasmania .. and it’s on every table at every barbeque at every house you’ll go to :) … except maybe mine unless I’m feeling in the mood!
mind you, it’s basically potato (Dutch Creams are best, absolutely flippin’ unbeatable!), cream, milk, bacon, and garlic .. lots of garlic!
Aunty Helpful Dictator says
looks delicious… like Misslisa I’d go for the cheesey garlic variety. Bacon is the superhero of ingredients – if any savoury food is lacking something bacon will make it better… mmmm bacon….
It was soooooooo good!
I had the leftovers cold and they were just as good! Next time round, you’re on potato bake again!
These look awesome – I have tons of potatoes just begging for something creamy and bacony and cheesey ;-) Thanks for posting this!! (Found you through Flickr :-)