The Ultimate Cheesy Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes

12 servings
30 min prep time
1 hr 30 min total time

These cheesy scalloped potatoes from Broma Bakery are the perfect dish to share on those cold fall and winter days. Instead of cooking the potatoes in a pool of cheesy cream, Sarah used less cream and more cheese. You get some of that creamy goodness, but also a fantastic crisp around the edges by using slightly less liquid and arranging the potatoes vertically in your pan. 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter- 82% Butterfat divided

4 pounds gold russet potatoes, washed

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup chicken stock

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced, or 2 teaspoons dried thyme

8 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded, divided

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Grease a 9 x 13 pan with two tablespoons Vermont Creamery Cultured Butter with Sea Salt, making sure you get all the corners so the potatoes don't stick.

  • STEP 2

    Using a sharp knife or mandolin, finely slice the potatoes to about a 1/16th of an inch or as thinly as you can.

  • STEP 3

    In a large saucepan over medium low heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of cultured butter. Once melted, whisk in flour, stirring to combine. Allow to cook for one minute, then whisk in heavy cream and chicken stock, creating a bechamel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, whisking occasionally, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat, stir in garlic and thyme, and allow to cool slightly.

  • STEP 4

    Place potatoes and half of the gruyere into a large bowl. Pour in bechamel and, using your hands, toss to combine, coating the potatoes evenly with sauce and cheese.

  • STEP 5

    Pick up a handful of the potatoes at a time, arranging them upright in the buttered pan. Repeat with the remaining potatoes until you have 3 columns of potato slices. Pour the leftover bechamel evenly over the potatoes. Sprinkle with the remaining half of gruyere and parmesan. Cover the pan with tinfoil to prevent it from browning too quickly.

  • STEP 6

    Bake for a half hour at 400°F and then remove the tinfoil. Bake for another half hour, or until the bechamel is bubbling and the potatoes are golden brown and cooked through.

  • STEP 7

    Allow to cool for ten minutes before serving with your favorite meal!

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Sarah Fennel is a professional photographer, food writer and baker. Her love of food is showcased on her blog, Broma Bakery, and has lead to opportunities to work with people and businesses who share her passion for eating and living well. She has been profiled by Yahoo and Boston.com, and her photography has been featured in magazines, restaurants, and cookbooks. When she's not dreaming up recipes, she enjoyes practicing yoga and going out to eat with her boyfriend, Alex. She lives in Detroit. To learn more about Sarah, visit her blog, Broma Bakery.