Sarasota's Baked Scalloped Potatoes With Mini Sausages

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"One of my childhood favorite dishes. My Mom used to make it for me and Dad all the time - and, it was always, pure comfort food. Now, sometimes ... Mom would use the minute pork chops; but, the Banquet sausages were always our favorite. Growing up, scalloped potatoes never had cheese in them - they were called 'au gratin potatoes.' But, if you wanted cheese; you could always add some."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (503.9 g)
  • Calories 627.3
  • Total Fat - 25.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 60.4 mg
  • Sodium - 2133.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 90.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.7 g
  • Sugars - 25.7 g
  • Protein - 10.3 g
  • Calcium - 157.2 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

TIP: This is best made in a 9x9" square pan; or a similar size casserole dish. I like to spray the pan/dish with a non-stick spray.

Step 2

Potatoes ... Now, I like to use my box slicer or mandolin; but, you can cut them by hand too. The same goes for the onions as well.

Step 3

Butter Flour Mix ... In a small dish, mix 2 tablespoons of the butter and flour together, using a fork or spoon. You want to mash it up.

Step 4

Dish ... Simply layer 1/3 of the potatoes, 1/2 of the onions, 1/2 of the sausages, a little salt, pepper, seasoning; and, and 1/2 of the flour butter mix. Repeat. Then, finish with the remaining potatoes; and, a little salt and pepper.

Step 5

Pour the milk and broth over the top of the potatoes. The liquid should come up about half way up the pan. If not, add a bit more broth. Top with small bits of the remaining butter (1 tablespoon).

Step 6

Bake ... Cover your pan or dish with foil; and, bake on the middle shelf, in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes, mix, recover; and cook another 10-20 minute - 40-50 minutes total baking time. Then, remove the foil; and cook another 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender, and the dish is golden brown and bubbly. I would love to say that these times are accurate; however, I have made this dish over and over; and, each time ... it seems to cook differently.

Step 7

Note: The thickness and type of potatoes, the type of dish, etc; can all affect how it cooks. My last dish took almost 1 1/2 hrs; where the one before - 1 hour. So, you just have to check it after you uncover the dish and return to the oven. Honestly, some potatoes just cook quicker than others.

Step 8

TIP: Also, if you like that crispy top ... you can turn on the broiler the last few minutes to brown the top; it isn't necessary. I usually don't do that.

Step 9

Serve and ENJOY! ... Dig in and enjoy. Creamy good comfort food. On the side, Mom would always serve peas. Now, if we were out of sausages - Mom would use minute pork chops; which were good, but not the same. A side salad would also be nice. And, for those cheese lovers, you could always add cheese, but we never did.

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