For some reason, I only like my meatloaf with potatoes. I thought scalloped potatoes would be a little more special for our guests. You won't find them on any diet menu but hey, you've got to live a little sometimes. Some things are worth the calories!
- 2 lb red potatoes or other waxy potato (about 5 large ones), sliced about 1/8 inch thick, a mandolin slicer works great
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper
- Unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (optional)
Heat up the heavy cream, thyme, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and turn down the heat to a very low simmer. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Lightly grease a medium sized baking dish with some butter. Start laying down your potato slices, overlapping them in an even pattern.