Thinly sliced potatoes are covered with a rich, creamy sauce to create the cozy and traditional dish known as scalloped potatoes. Usually, the dish is cooked until the potatoes are soft and the top layer is crispy and brown. The word “scalloped” in the name describes the layering of the potatoes, which makes them resemble a shell’s scalloped edge.
Key components of potatoes with scallops are as follows:

Potatoes: While other varieties can be utilized, Yukon Golds are frequently chosen due to their creamy texture. To guarantee uniform cooking and stacking, the potatoes are cut thinly;
Creamy Sauce: The sauce, which gives the scalloped potatoes moisture and flavor, is an essential ingredient. Typically, a mixture of butter, flour, milk, and occasionally heavy cream is used to make the sauce. Cheese is frequently added to give a rich and cheesy flavor, such as Parmesan or cheddar. Our version uses fewer ingredients and is much simpler.

Layering: A creamy sauce is spread over each layer of the thinly sliced potatoes in a baking dish. This produces a tasty stack of potatoes that bakes up absorbing the flavors of the sauce;
Baking: Bake the dish in the oven (or air fryer, in this case) until the potatoes are soft and the top layer is browned. The flavors combine while baking, and the top layer gets the perfect crispness.
  1. 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
  2. 3 tablespoons butter
  3. 3 tablespoons flour
  4. 1 1⁄2 cups milk
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 dash cayenne pepper
  7. 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  8. 1⁄2 cup grated cheese, to sprinkle on top



  1. In a small sauce pan, melt butter and blend in flour.
    Let sit for a minute.
  2. Add all of cold milk, stirring with a whisk.
  3. Season with salt and cayenne.
  4. Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
  5. Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
  6. Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one quart casserole dish.
  7. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.
  8. Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  10. Top with some paprika for color.
  11. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F.
    Enjoy !

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 190°C. Once preheated, carefully place the tray or basket in the air fryer.
  2. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, and the top layer is golden brown and crispy. Check for doneness by inserting a fork into the potatoes; they should be soft and easily pierced.



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