Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes for Two
Our challenge? Scale down and speed up the rich, creamy casserole that’s designed to serve a crowd.
Why This Recipe Works
Casserole-style scalloped potatoes can take as long as an hour to cook through. We not only wanted a version suitable for two, but we wanted it on the table as quickly as possible. We began by sautéing onion, garlic, and thyme in an 8-inch nonstick skillet before adding chicken broth, cream, and potatoes. To ensure quick cooking, we simmered the potatoes in the aromatic liquid until they were nearly tender (and well seasoned). Now it was time for the cheese. We knew we wanted assertive cheese flavor, but the more cheese we added, the greasier the dish became. Employing an old test kitchen trick, we tried tossing the cheese with cornstarch. Sure enough, the grease was held at bay even with a generous 1 cup of added cheese.