When you’re out east, potato scallop is a diet staple. With ham, turkey or on it’s own, there is no denying the comfort factor. It can be prepared in kid-friendly individual ramekins for the little ones.
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for broiling
(We also like to puree cauliflour and ‘hide’ it in the centre to get a few extra veggies into the kids.)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a saucepan, heat up the cream with a sprig of thyme, chopped garlic and nutmeg.
While cream is heating up, butter a casserole dish. Place a layer of potato in an overlapping pattern and season with salt and pepper. Remove cream from heat, then pour a little over the potatoes. Top with some grated Parmesan. Make 2 more layers. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Sprinkle some more Parmesan and broil until cheese browns, about 5 minutes.