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!