Scalloped Tatties


Put your hand up for bringing the potatoes, its cheesy with all the right flavours!  A totally delicious dinner hit 😋

Like it a bit more spicy?  Try Cobra Chilli White Magic or Jambalaya Creole Sauce as a side condiment, yummy!


  • 1kg potatoes thinly sliced (3mm (1/8″) thick – use a mandolin for best results)
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced


  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk heated
  • 1 tbs paprika + more as needed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Top

1, 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (you could a little parmesan as well for extra flavour)


  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Rinse and dry the sliced potatoes and onions. Set them aside.
  3. Make the Creamy Sauce. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour to form a paste like consistency and cook for 2 minutes. (don’t let it brown)
  4. Add the warmed milk, stirring, until the mixture thickens, enough so the sauce coats a spoon.
  5. Cheese Option: If you’d like a cheesy version, stir in 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese until mixed through.
  6. Bring to a boil and add the paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt and pepper. Lower the heat and cook 2-3 minutes longer, stirring. Remove from heat.
  7. Layer a lightly oiled baking dish approx 20cm square with half the potatoes, then half the onions. Cover with half the bechamel (creamy sauce).
  8. Top with remaining potatoes, then onions, then remaining bechamel. Sprinkle with extra paprika and cayenne if desired for colour.
  9. Cheese Option: If using cheese, sprinkle remaining ½ cup shredded cheese over the top.
  10. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the cover and bake another 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly and the potatoes are tender to your liking.
  12. A little sprinkle of crushed chilli makes a nice touch on top and adds a spicy kick.

credit to: Chilli Pepper Madness for another fantastic recipe and pic.