Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chipotle Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy, cheesy, spicy scalloped potatoes. It was delicious!!

Chipotle Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 1/2 c whole milk
1 c half n half
1/2 c Mexican Crema
2 c smoked cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c Cotswold cheese, shredded
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
5 large russett potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 garlic clove
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9x13 baking dish. Then rub with a garlic clove.
In a large saucepan, heat 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for a couple mins. Whisk in the milk, half n half, and crema. Bring to a slight simmer. Then add in 1 c of each cheese a little at a time and the chipotle. Salt to taste. When the cheese is melted, mix in the potatoes. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 30-40 mins. Sprinkle the remaining 1 c cheddar and chives over the potatoes and bake for another 5 mins.

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