Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks
These little individual portions are intensely delicious with creamy parmesan and fresh thyme. Elegant enough to serve at a dinner party or just for everyday at the family meal. Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Stacks are our family’s newest obsession.
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 shallot
- 2 cups half and half *
- 1 cup + 1/2 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 3 to 4 small to medium baking potatoes
Adapted from insockmonkeyslippers.com
Note: These are a bit on the messy side. Meaning prepare to do some serious washing of that muffin tin. It will help if a non-stick muffin tin is used and generously greased before hand.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
Peel and finely dice the garlic and shallot. Place the diced garlic and shallot in a large bowl along with the half and half, 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and thyme. Stir to combine and set aside.
Peel the potatoes and slice into 1/8″ thick rounds with a knife or mandolin. Stack about 7 to 8 potato slices into each muffin tin. The number of slices will vary depending on the thickness of the cut. Stack them tightly but not any higher than the muffin tin itself.
Next, spoon the half and half mixture into each muffin tin over the potato slices, being careful not to overflow. Loosely cover the muffin pan with foil and place in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and carefully top each muffin tin with the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Place back in the oven without foil and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown, the potatoes are tender, and the liquid has absorbed.
Allow to cool in the pan for an additional 5 minutes, then carefully slide a knife around the edges to loosen, then remove and serve. Add additional thyme sprigs as garnish if desired.