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What is difference between scalloped and au gratin potatoes?

Scalloped potatoes are much simpler. Most recipes call for the potatoes to be baked in a basic cream sauce (usually a mix of milk and heavy cream), and that’s it. Potatoes au gratin are a bit more decadent. They are made with lots of cheese sprinkled in between the layers of potatoes and also on top of the casserole.

Why are they called au gratin potatoes?

Like many culinary terms, the phrase au gratin derives from a French word that means something similar to “scrapings.” According to the Oxford Companion to Food, gratin simply refers to a crisply baked top. That crusty top is often achieved by grated cheese and/or breadcrumbs.

Does Augratin mean?

The phrase au gratin literally means “by grating” in French, or “with a crust,” from the verb gratter, “to scrape, scratch, or grate.”

What does scalloped mean in cooking?

1a : to shape, cut, or finish in scallops. b : to form scallops in. 2 [from the use of a scallop shell as a baking dish] : to bake in a sauce usually covered with seasoned bread or cracker crumbs scalloped potatoes.

What is the origin of scalloped potatoes?

The exact origin of scalloped potatoes is unknown, although it is believed to have originated in England. One additional theory is that scalloped potatoes, and all other “scalloped” dishes, are derived from the same original dish: baked oysters with bread crumbs.

What language is au gratin?

The phrase au gratin literally means “by grating” in French, or “with a crust,” from the verb gratter, “to scrape, scratch, or grate.” Definitions of au gratin. adjective. cooked while covered with browned breadcrumbs (and sometimes cheese) Synonyms: cooked.

What is a dauphine in cooking?

Pommes dauphine (sometimes referred to as dauphine potatoes) are crisp potato puffs made by mixing mashed potatoes with savoury choux pastry, forming the mixture into quenelle shapes or balls, and then deep-frying them at 170° to 180 °C.

How are baked potatoes made in the UK?

Potatoes are baked, the flesh is scooped out, combined with cheese, egg, butter and milk and then baked again. My former college roommate came from England and we would love the English Baked Potatoes she made for us. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s delicious! Eaten as a side dish or with plain ketchup.

Which is healthier a baked potato or a large potato?

Baked potato. Small potatoes bake more quickly than large ones and therefore retain more of their vitamin C. Despite the popular misconception that potatoes are fattening, baked potatoes can be used as part of a healthy diet.

What’s the best way to prepare a baked potato?

Some restaurants use special ovens designed specifically to cook large numbers of potatoes, then keep them warm and ready for service. Prior to cooking, the potato should be scrubbed clean, washed and dried with eyes and surface blemishes removed, and basted with oil (usually olive oil) or butter and/or salt.

What is the name of the Baked Potato in Brazil?

Brazil. The baked potato is reasonably popular in Brazil, where it is sometimes known as batata inglesa (literally translated as “English potato,” likely due to the use of the English variety of potato, the ‘King Edward’).