Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Sausage and Boiled Eggs

➡️ Are you looking for the best recipes for cooking au gratin potatoes in 2023? On this page, you’ll discover how to make scalloped potatoes with smoked sausages and eggs in 27 steps at home.

➡️ My easy potato gratin recipe or potato bake recipe helps you cook scalloped potatoes with sour cream, boiled eggs, and smoked sausage.

➡️ Read on and learn below how to make French au gratin potatoes or American scalloped potatoes using a yummy and easy potato gratin recipe from scratch!

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How to Cook Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make potato gratin with egg and sausage?

Raw Potatoes

1) 1 kg/35 oz of potatoes
2) 6 + 4 eggs
3) 500 g/17.5 oz of smoked sausage (Hungarian paprika sausage, Polish Kielbasa, or another similar sausage type)
4) 1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil
5) salt and ground black pepper
6) 2 tbsp of sour cream (12% fat)

How to make homemade au gratin potatoes from scratch?

Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Sausage and Boiled Eggs

1) boil potatoes in salted water until soft
2) into another pot, boil 6 eggs in salted water until the yolks are hard
3) drain water from eggs, then wait to cool to room temperature
4) drain water from potatoes and wait to cool to room temperature
5) remove the shell from the eggs and slice them up
6) peel potatoes off and slice them up into rounds of about half a finger
7) while boiling potatoes, slice smoked sausage up into thin rounds
8) pour little oil into a skillet and place it on the stovetop over medium temperature
9) when oil is hot, place sausage into the skillet and fry it slightly, just to brown very little
10) remove skillet from heat and wait to cool sausages to room temperature
11) pour the oil used to fry sausages into a heat-proof dish or into a basic baking tray
12) spread oil all over to grease the dish thoroughly, remove the oil excess if necessary
13) place a layer of boiled potatoes into the dish (about half of the potatoes)
14) place a layer of boiled eggs over the potatoes
15) season food with salt and ground black pepper to taste
16) place fried sausages over eggs
17) place remaining potatoes over sausage into a layer
18) separate the remaining eggs into yolks and whites
19) add a pinch of salt over the whites and whisk them into a mixer until hard
20) mix yolks with a fork until smooth, then pour them over whites
21) mix gently ingredients by hand to combine the ingredients
22) add sour cream into the bowl and mix again ingredients slowly by hand until you get a smooth mixture like a sauce
23) pour the mixture over the ingredients from the first dish
24) shake the dish well to enter the sauce between the ingredients
25) place the dish into the preheated oven at 200 C / 390 F and bake food until golden on top (DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN UNTIL READY!) – this step takes about 25-30 minutes
26) take the dish out from the tray and wait 15-30 minutes before serving to harden the sauce
27) split food into 6 or 8 servings and serve homemade au gratin potatoes along with pickles or fresh vegetable salad (recommended)

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Final Notes for the Scalloped Potatoes Recipe with Smoked Sausages and Boiled Eggs

➡️ Potatoes are some of the most used vegetables in the kitchen, so they are included in thousands of food recipes. It’s useless to say that in every country are various potato recipes. However, some of the most renowned food recipes featuring potatoes as ingredients come from France. Most of you probably heard about au gratin potatoes (named in some countries scalloped potatoes or potato bake), which is the most popular potato gratin recipe in this country.

➡️ Because of the potato gratin fame, in many countries is available a popular homemade au gratin potatoes recipe. This happens in Hungary as well, a country where you’ll find a specific au gratin recipe that I call Hungarian potato gratin.

➡️ I won’t enter in details about authentic potato gratin recipes from France. The homemade au gratin potatoes recipe shared on this page is based on a French potato gratin recipe but is prepared in the typical Hungarian style. The main difference between my homemade au gratin recipe and a traditional potato gratin recipe is the use of smoked sausage and boiled eggs, which is not typical for French recipes.

➡️ I use most often for this easy potato gratin recipe Hungarian sausages prepared either with spicy or mild paprika. Other times I use Polish kielbasa. Of course, other similar cured sausage types can be used to make this potato gratin recipe. What is important regarding sausages is to use half raw sausages if you are going to fry them. If you have drier sausages at hand, skip the frying process and place thin sausage slices into the tray as they are.

➡️ As for the “sauce” that I use for my easy potato gratin recipe, it isn’t actually a sauce but is excellent to get the souffle effect that I’m looking for in the food. Additionally, it’s very tasty and combines very well with the rest of the ingredients!

➡️ An important thing to keep in mind when you make the mixture is to combine slowly the ingredients by hand and add yolks and sour cream in different steps. This way, the mixture does not become runny and you’ll get a composition with a creamy consistency. Finally, don’t open the oven door while baking because you’re in danger to ruin the souffle layer from the top of the gratin potatoes due to the cold air entering the stove!

➡️ Everyone wants to try this very delicious homemade au gratin potatoes recipe as soon as possible, but please be patient when taking out the food from the stove to allow enough time to harden the souffle sauce and enjoy potato gratin at its maximum culinary value.

➡️ Not to forget, I recommend you put some sour cream on top when serving these delicious Hungarian potatoes at the table. I also recommend serving it with pickles because they fit perfectly with the rest of the ingredients!

➡️ Enjoy cooking scalloped potatoes recipes from scratch! For additional info, read more about potato gratin origins here!

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