I belong to a group of women who help put on big meals for church functions, wedding and more. This large-quantity recipe, featuring tender slice red potatoes in a creamy sauce, is always a hit.—Bernice Hartje, Cavalier, North Dakota
Total TimePrep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 2-1/2 hours
- 25 to 30 pounds red potatoes, sliced
- 1 pound butter, cubed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 2-1/2 quarts milk
- 2-1/2 quarts heavy whipping cream
- 4 medium onions, sliced
- Cover potatoes with cold water; refrigerate overnight. In a large stockpot, melt butter; add flour, salt and pepper. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk and cream. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
- Drain potatoes; place in eight 3-qt. baking dishes. Add onions. Pour the sauce over and stir gently. Cover and bake at 300° for 2 hours 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 279 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Escalloped Potatoes in Taste of Home August/September 1994