What is the difference between Au Gratin Potatoes and Scalloped. I thought it was the cheese but looking up several recipes that doesn’t seem to be the case.
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The Difference Between Scalloped Potatoes and Potatoes au Gratin
Scalloped potatoes are a milk based potato dish. The potatoes are usually sliced very thinly although what technically makes it ‘scalloped’ is the milk base. A gratin on the other hand is any dish that is topped with cheese and/or bread crumbs and layered with bits of butter and is baked until brown and crispy. People often get them confused and use the terms interchangeably. However, gratins can be made with a variety of vegetables. With that said, here are a few of my favorite recipes for scalloped potatoes and potatoes au gratin!
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That’s what I thought. It was a difference with or without cheese. When I look at recipes scalloped and au gratin seem to be used interchangeably many times. One of my books says they are the same and scalloped is the American term for gratin.
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