So you ask .. is scallop potatoes made outta scallop..?? if not.. why are they called scallop potatoes.. ?? I asked the man the exact same questions.. and he said.. my guess were as good as his.
4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced
3/4 cup minced onion
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 ½ cups hot milk
Grease a 2 quart casserole dish, and layer ½ potatoes inside. Cover potatoes with ½ onions. Mix together flour, salt and pepper. Sprinkle ½ flour mixture on onion layer. Dot with ½ the butter. Repeat layers, and again dot with butter. Pour the milk over top. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes; uncover and bake for 15 more minutes. Serves 4.
So you see .. the ingredients .. donch show any scallops right..?? I had at first thought that it might be because of the way it is cut to shape like scallops .. but a check on the net, it is not so, it has to do with baking the scallops in a casserole dish.. until it turns brown and crusty on top and buttered scallop shells were used. But by 1904, the shells were left out of the recipes .. and if you think that this recipe is a Canadian one.. like i did.. well we are wrong.. it is an American recipe.
Scalloped potatoes .. are very popular here in Canada.. and it taste creamy.. and not bad at all. Very popular with church dinners.. and festive gatherings. I do like it.. and will eat more of it .. in the future. Now i wonder if eating lots of scalloped potatoes.. can be “heaty” and lead to acne problems..?? will i need acne treatments?I hope not.. coz’ i do like it.