Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

19 Dec

So this is another Pioneer Woman recipe. I’ve got a bit of a love/hate relationship with her stuff. It always looks delicious and I really want to like it, but more often than not I end up a little disappointed. And yet, I keep going back for more.

I guess I should clarify my opinion on this recipe a bit. It’s called “scalloped potatoes.” I didn’t really think these tasted like scalloped potatoes at all. They were more like crunchy cheese potatoes. Which isn’t necessarily bad, they were pretty good actually… just not scalloped potatoes.

One thing I would change is the amount of potatoes used. The recipe tells you to cook 8 medium-sized potatoes. That is way too many, especially if you’re using a regular 12 cup muffin tin. I would recommend more like 6 or so. You could also probably cut down on the butter a lot. If I were to make these again I’d just spray the tins with non-stick spray instead of putting a pat of butter in the bottom. That extra butter was a bit much, especially considering there was a pool of melted butter underneath each potato when they came out of the oven. But I guess things like that are to be expected from the Pioneer Woman. I’m pretty sure she’s training to be Paula Deen’s successor.

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