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No Oven Cheesy Potato Rolls

This recipe has no need for casseroles or pans! A potato for each eater will make each person happy and satisfied! Turn Saturday lunches into a party-filled explosion of flavor with this quick and easy recipe!

What are scalloped potatoes?

Scalloped potatoes originated from England. “Scallop” is the term used to define the way the potato is sliced. The word “dollop” means to slice thinly in old English. The dish is usually made with thin uniform cuts of potatoes that can be layered in a pan layered with cream or sprinkled with cheese, seasoned, and baked. Scalloped potatoes and Potato au Gratin are similar and with the rich creamy sauce dolloped over a potato casserole dish. The difference between the scalloped and au gratin are that scalloped potatoes are sliced thickly while potato gratins are more decadent and has a crispy outer layer made of breadcrumbs with the potatoes sliced differently and thinner.

In this recipe there will be no need for extensive cutting and baking, this no oven dish is a quick but still delicious version of the bakes scalloped which still has cheese, crispy bacon and savory sauce made of butter, garlic and oregano. Slathered between slices filled with your favorite cheeses and meats, ‘baked’ or dry steamed over a pan, and served immediately with a crispy outer layer and soft and fluffy inside.

Why do we love potatoes so much?

Potatoes are a staple in most homes across the globe. Some even use this as an alternative for rice, corn, wheat, or noodles. Originating from Peru brought to Europe by the Spanish. Potatoes are filling, versatile and delicious, filled with potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, iron, zinc and more, rich in dietary fiber, which helps in protecting colon cancer, and reduce fat. Another fun fact about the delicious potatoes is that these are not only the first food grown in space; they were even a fad in the reign of King Louis XVI. 

This amazing root crop is praised for a lot of dishes involved with mashing, roasting, baking and even boiled. The French even had 467 ways on enjoying their potatoes, while Ireland who has a reputation of being potato loving nation and enjoys their Sunday dinner roast with crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside potato roasts, drowned with gravy, nights with a creamy potato soup, the usual mashed potato, and even in Shepard’s pie. China, being leading the production of potato crops, using these in more traditional methods from stir-fries, stews, steamed buns, paired with soy sauce and or sesame oil. Italy uses this spud to make Gnocchi, a type of noodle or pasta made by mixing potatoes and flour stuffed with cheeses, sauce or meat. Poland also makes an assortment of potato dishes like potato pancakes, potato dumplings and even potato vodka. North America, loves loading their baked potatoes with cheeses, bacon, sour cream and more. Japan even makes a refreshing cold potato salad as a main dish to a side dish with fresh vegetables.  And one of the potatoes street snacks we all know are the Mojos and French fries are a worldwide fan favorite that everyone has tried and loved.

The humble spud manifests itself in different forms of dishes from all over the world. Utilized in a number of ways, this delicious nutritious sustenance can even be serves hot, cold, baked, fried, sliced, to pair with an alcoholic drink or even mixed or fried with an alcoholic drink.

These days potatoes are more known as a companion of dishes healthy for diets and sinfully amazing with the addition of ooey gooey cheesy goodness, what there not to like?

No Oven Cheesy Potato Rolls

Course: Snacks
Servings

4

servings

A roll of cheesy savory goodness

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces potatoes

  • 1/3 cup melted butter (salted)

  • 2 tablespoons garlic (chopped)

  • 1 tablespoon oregano (or any herb)

  • sliced bacon

  • sliced mozzarella

Directions

  • For the ‘flavoring’; in a small bowl, mix together butter, garlic, and oregano or any herb. Set aside.
  • Slice the potatoes an inch and a half deep, making sure not to slice till the end. Spread the butter flavoring all over.
  • In each of the slices, add bacon then mozzarella to make a pattern.
  • Place them in an oven safe plate or baking tray. Place more butter flavoring over this.
  • In a stove at medium high heat; place a large pan, cover this for 7 to 10 minutes. Uncover; place a rack in the middle with the baking tray above. Cover for 50 minutes to an hour or until the potatoes are soft in the inside.
  • Serve on a plate and garnish with more butter if you’d like.

Notes

  • You can choose to use any herb of your preference like basil, thyme or rosemary for this dish.
  • Peel the skin of the potatoes if you prefer.
  • For oven baking; bake in a preheated oven at 425°F or 220°C for 30 to 35 minutes or till it turns soft.

No Oven Cheesy Potato Roll Recipe (Tagalog)

Sahog:

  • 4 piraso ng patatas
  • 1/3 tasa tunaw na mantikilya (na may asin)
  • 2 kutsarang bawang (tinadtad)
  • 1 kutsarang oregano (o ibang herb)
  • hiniwa na bacon
  • hiwa na mozzarella

Paano Lutuin:

  1. Para sa ‘pampalasa’, sa isang tasa paghaluin ang mantikilya, bawang, at oregano o kahit anong herb. Isnatabi.
  2. Hiwain ng isa’t kalahati na pulgada ang mga patatas, siguraduhing na hindi ito hinati hangang dulo. Pahiran ang pampalasa na mantikilya.
  3. Sa bawat pantig lagyan ng bacon o mozzarella para makagawa ng pattern.
  4. Ilugar ito sa oven safe na plato o baking tray. Pahiran ng natitirang mantikilya.
  5. Sa kalan na mag katamtamamng init, ilagay ang malaking kawali, takpan ito ng 7 o 10 na minute. Tangalan ng takip and lagyan ng rack sa gitna., ilagay sa itaas nito anf baking tray. Takpan ng 30 na minute o hangang 1 oras o pag lumambot na ang patatas sa loob.
  6. Ayusin ang paghanda nito at dagdagan ng mantikilya kung gusto.

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