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Dinner Tonight: Scalloped Potatoes

I sure can't remember the last time I had scalloped potatoes, but I'm very positive they didn't taste this good. I was trying to figure out what to do with this honking potato (the size of my arm), and somewhere along the way, the scalloped potatoes idea came into play. Suddenly I was searching for real, true, scalloped potato recipes, which ultimately led me to this one from Cook's Illustrated.

Though I'm not a scalloped potatoes veteran, I have nothing bad to say about these. Too often scalloped potatoes come out greasy and bland. Here, the cheese is minimal, and the broth, herbs, and onions made this an immensely flavorful meal. Though I'm sure it wasn't the healthiest thing I've eaten in a while, it was so fun to revisit the childhood classic—and discover it could still surprise me.

About the author: Nick Kindelsperger is a freelance writer in Chicago. He is the co-founder of The Paupered Chef and spends most of his time playing with the new cooking gadgets he got from his wedding.

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