All of us love dishes we can make ahead. This is a frugal holiday recipe that you can make well ahead of time and even freeze if you like. It’s a version of scalloped potatoes that even the pickiest of kids will enjoy.
If you are going to freeze it for later reheating then just follow the directions and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and let it cool off. Then cover it tightly and freeze. Let it thaw in fridge completely before reheating, most likely it will take 48 hours in the fridge. When reheating, bake 10-15 minutes covered or until potatoes are warm and fork tender. Then follow the rest of the directions by following steps 7 & 8 in the recipe below.
If your kids like the fried, crunchy onions you can add them on top with the saltines just to give it a little more oomph. This recipe is very mild to make it a favorite with all the kids. Which makes it a great recipe to play around with depending on your family’s tastes.
- 4 large potatoes
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion salt
- 3 Tbsp seasoned salt (any you like)
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- Set oven at 375 degrees to preheat and oil or butter a baking dish.
- Scrub and cut potatoes into thin slices.
- Pour milk into another shallow bowl.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
- Dip potato slices in milk, a few at a time, then dredge in flour/cracker mixture, then lay in prepared baking dish.
- Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Uncover baking dish and pour 3 tablespoons of melted butter evenly over the potatoes.
- Slide baking dish back into oven and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes more or until edges start to brown and crisp.
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