Its a 100 degrees outside and I am craving scalloped potatoes! What is a girl to do? Turn the oven on and actually bake in this heat….well I did turn the oven on a few days ago to make pizza…yes I was crazy that day! The problem is my house! Its hot in here even with the A/C on, cooking in my kitchen is like cooking in a sauna!
Since I was barbecuing the steaks I needed an easy side dish, I had made beans in the crock pot cause that is what my kids like…but I like potatoes with my meat! I had red skin organic potatoes that I put to boil and thought I would just eat it with some butter and salt as I like potatoes like that.
Then I decided since I have all these fresh herbs in my backyard, I should make use of them and add it to the butter…I did one better…I made a sauce with it!
I didn’t really measure anything, I was putting everything in there until it turned out! Such an Albanian thing to do….;)
Since I don’t use my coffee grinder for coffee anymore, I do make some use of it…I grind my herbs! It is the best thing to get them as finely chopped as possible! I also added the cloves of garlic in there! I don’t suggest grinding coffee in there after that haha!
What you will need in approx measurements:
- 6 potatoes
- Few oregano leaves
- Few springs of parsley
- 2-3 chives
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1-1/2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2 cream or whole milk
Boil the potatoes in salted water, drain and slice potatoes when cool enough to touch. I added them to a BBQ tray and barbecued them for 5-10 mins to reheat and get a nice flavour and grill mark on them. You can skip that part, my kids don’t like the taste of boiled potatoes…so I made the extra effort and it was well worth it, the BBQ was on from barbecuing the steaks anyhow.
Take your herbs and finely chop them along with the garlic. Melt butter in a sauce pan and add in the herbs/garlic. Add in the flour and whisk in together, stir in the milk or cream quickly. I didn’t really measure this part I just poured until it became the right consistency.
Season with salt and pepper. Cook on low whisking till thickens takes a couple of minutes.
Pour oven hot potatoes and enjoy!