So I was making scalloped potatoes and using my son’s knives. Can you guess what happened next? Yes. You are right. I cut the finger. Really cut it. And I am quite the bleeder so I had to call in a Troop. Who was kind enough to be my hands. And I talked this very young fellow through making Mama’s Scalloped Potatoes.
As he was dealing with the garlic, I reached for the mandolin to cut the potatoes, I have never used a mandolin before. Surely I could do this one-handed. Wow, what a gadget! They are so sharp and make short work of the potatoes AND another finger on the other hand. Next time I am going to bring my own knives. By now I had both hands bandaged and needed more help.
To assemble the scalloped potatoes. Grease your dish, and wipe with a sliced piece of garlic. Layer thinly sliced potato, onion and cheese and pepper ending with potato and cheese. Half fill the dish with cream.
Cook in a moderate oven for about two hours, slowly, until tender and tasty.
Ava wants a taste.
We had the Scalloped Potatoes with grilled lamb chops that had been lightly sprinkled with sea salt. Bowls of Mama Coleslaw. Now, my darlings, I am talking with limited fingers! Taking off the tips of your fingers is not a comfortable style. Ow. So I write again tomorrow.