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Old Irish Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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Old Irish Scalloped Potatoes

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"A simple scalloped potato recipe passed down from my Irish ancestors, using ingredients you have on hand."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Arrange thinly sliced potatoes in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Layer butter slices on top of potatoes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Pour half-and-half evenly over potato mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until sauce has thickened and potatoes are tender, 45 to 60 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 20, 2012

I added slightly less butter and left them in the oven for an hour. They needed a little time to "set-up", so I left them on the counter for about 15 minutes before serving. They were really good with our corned beef on St. Patrick's Day!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 03, 2012

For us these were not tasty enough to justify the calories - they need finely diced or sliced onion for sure - maybe a paprika seasoning between the layers. As is these were nothing special to write home about. Thanks for sharing - they have potential but need a bit of tweaking to bring them up to their potential.


15 Ratings

Dec 16, 2012

These really are old irish, my great grandmother used this recipe. As you say, what ever you have on hand! She made these for any big meal with the family, if she had extra cheese, extra ham scraps, a bit of bacon, it went in! Green onions in spring too! Every time she made them, they were different, but this is the basic idea of this recipe! If she didn't have cream, she made a basic white sauce with milk and butter and used that, but usually she made them when she had extra cream from the farm!

Jan 16, 2013

Good but I layered the potatoes with thin onion slices and grated cheddar cheese. I then combined melted butter, 1/2 & 1/2 and a small pour of sherry which I then poured over the layered potato mixture. Baked at 400 for 45 minuets. Got raves from my family.

Feb 21, 2013

Not all of my family likes scalloped potatoes, so I cut this recipe in half, and substituted 2% milk for the cream. In my covered casserole dish, the potatoes cooked through in about 30 minutes. Although they fell apart more than I expected (next time I will slice a little thicker, by hand, rather than using the slicer) they were delicious (although a bit too buttery for my taste). I ended up sprinkling with some shredded jack cheese and adding a bit more milk to make more of a sauce. This will definitely be added to my regular side dish rotation.

Feb 16, 2013

I made this recipe, and like other members, I made a few changes for our taste. I layered the potatoes with sliced butter, salt, pepper, onion powder, cooked chopped bacon, cheese, a mixture of 1/2 heavy whipping cream and 1/2 milk on each layer. I made two layers using 5 smaller russett potatoes sliced thin. I used the recommended amount of butter but feel I will use 1/2 of that next time (1/4 cup). This recipe is not for calorie concious! But it is amazingly delicious! I only gave it four stars by itself as written... changes made to the recipe really made it five stars for sure.

Dec 29, 2012

Loved this recipe as is for a side dish! The second time I made it I added ham, chili powder, ginger, smoked paprika,cayenne pepper and made it into a main dish. Spectacular!!!!!

Dec 24, 2012

Bake time is GROSSLY understated. Needs 90 minutes....not 20! Add some salt Use shredded not sliced cheese. Add some rosemary for flavoring


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  • Calories
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 168 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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