Classic Scalloped Potatoes with Thyme

adapted from The Joy of Cooking


3 cups of peeled, thinly sliced potatoes (about 1/8-inch thick)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
1 cup 2% milk
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
½ cup coarsely grated Gruyere cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 10-inch baking dish and set aside.

2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and parboil the potato slices for about 6 minutes, or until they are slightly softened. Drain the water and pat the potatoes as dry as you can possibly get them with clean paper towels. Layer the potatoes into the butter baking dish in three layers. Sprinkle one third of the flour over the first layer, followed by one third of the shallots, and dot the top with one third of the butter pieces. Repeat this with the remaining two layers, finishing with the layer of flour, shallots, and butter.

3. In a small saucepan warm the milk, salt, and thyme and stir until tiny bubbles form around the edges, about 4 to 5 minutes. Pour the warm milk mixture over the potatoes and sprinkle the cheese evenly on top.

5. Bake the potatoes for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is bubbly and warm.

Naptime Notes

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This simple dish is a perfect for Thanksgiving or any time cold weather gathering. If you would prefer a different flavor try making it with rosemary or another herb of your choice.

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20 minutes prep time, 30 minutes bake time

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This is a family favorite and we try to have it every year!

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