Two Potato Scallop is the perfect sweet and salty side dish.
Noooo!!!! It’s November 11th and we just got our first snow fall. Booo! (thumbs down!) The only thing that gives me comfort about fall being over and winter setting in for the the next 5 months is this Two Potato Scallop recipe. Ultimate comfort food my friends! … and of course cranking up the heat, drinking hot cocoa, and wearing two layers of socks helps too.
These are THE BEST scallop potatoes ever! Adding the yams (Yes, they are yams. The whole world seems to call them sweet potatoes… but they are yams.) really brings this dish to a whole new level! It’s sweet AND salty!!!! I am crazy about the hint of sweetness from the yams in combo with the regular potatoes. Plus, you’ve got way more vitamins in there now. Hello vitamin A! Oh and the crispy buttery panko topping– my husband said that made the dish.
Plus, check out the cool stripes! Okay, I’m an awful speller so I did just google “stripes” to make sure there should be an “e” there. Let me tell you, I’ve had way too many embarrassing spelling stories. Like in middle school when we had to fill out a sheet about a classmate and I wrote “rape” instead of “rap” when filling in the blank “(classmate’s name) likes to _____”. Yeah, that was a bad mistake. Oh and then in high school my friend was doodling in class and drew a picture that was making fun of me so I took it and where she drew herself I had an arrow pointing to her from the word “looser” instead of “loser”. Looks like I was the loser.
Well, back to these thin cut potatoes and yams. These will definitely be gobbled up at Thanksgiving. It’s a great alternative to the traditional yam/sweet potato casserole that’s filled and topped with loads of sugar and tastes like dessert (love that stuff). This is filled with cream instead! 🙂 haha! Oh how I love cream and butter. It makes the world go round.
And don’t just make these for Thanksgiving! Serve them throughout the year with ham, steak, chicken (rotisserie is awesome!), or even fish! I have already put these on my menu for Easter. They are going to be perfect with the ham. Seriously guys, this is like my new favorite food. I
could did eat a whole plate of these for lunch.
Two Potato Scallop
- 3/4 teaspoon group nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3)
- 1 pound yams, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3)
- 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 pan or 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
- In a small dish, mix nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
- Alternate layering each kind of potato, sprinkling the spice mixture onto each layer.
- Pour cream and milk on the potatoes. Smash the potatoes down if not covered in the cream.
- Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- In a bowl, mix panko, parmesan and melted butter together until moistened. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the cooked potatoes and pop back in the oven to broil for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
- Let potatoes sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Source: adapted from Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann via my moms collection of recipes 🙂