Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! The purpose of this hop is to motivate us to not just hoard pins, but to make it happen! I chose (or I should say my husband chose…) A Pin from “Tasty”. Scalloped Potato Roll. If you spend any time on FaceBook you have probably seen at least one of their food videos. My husband has seen them all. I hate Tasty. (just kidding).
My husband is always trying to find things for me to cook. (not that I need any more to do!) He likes food. A lot. He also does not gain weight (I will not share how I feel about that but I’m sure you can relate!) When he showed me the video of Tasty’s “Scalloped Potato Roll” I was prepared to roll my eyes and give him the usual “yea! yea! yea!…when I get time…. maybe,” response. This one caught my eye though. It looks amazing. It is amazing!
The Video Inspiration
When we try a new recipe for the first time, we will follow the recipe as written, making notes of what works and what does not on the recipe for future use. We also assign a “star rating” for how much he liked the recipe. (Notice I said “he” and not “we”?) He is much harder to impress than I. If it’s not at least 4 stars, we would never make it twice, even with doctoring it. We prepared this recipe according to the original recipe which you can find HERE.
This is the original Pin for
Tasty’s “Scalloped Potato Roll”
“Our” Scalloped Potato Roll
Not round but nicely Browned and Mouthwatering…..
I have to say when I first read through the recipe I thought it was going to be much more difficult because of all the different steps you need to juggle to assemble this Scalloped Potato Roll. It really will go quickly and smoothly if you;
- Cook your Spinach first, let it cool while you peel your Potatoes. Then combine it with Ricotta and set aside.
- Slice your Potatoes (I used a mandolin) and place them on the cookie sheet lined with parchment and Parmesan cheese. Pop em in preheated oven to brown. While they brown…
- Prepare your meat mixture. About the time or slightly before you finish the meat mixture, your Potatoes will be browned and you can let them cool a bit (it will be easier to roll if not too hot) while you finish the meat and move right on to the layering.
- The recipe does not state what size Baking Sheet to use. I used my largest (11 x 17). It even looked like the size of the one in the video but I could not get 6 Potatoes layered on it and my Potatoes were extra small! I used about 4 small Potatoes and it was enough! It filled the cookie sheet and my layering looked exactly like the layering in the video.
2. It is difficult to roll as the meat and cheeses make it want to slip on you. Mine was much more round immediately after I rolled it but by the time it came out of the oven and it was sliced, it was more of an oval. Thank goodness this does not affect the taste!
3. Use pre-shredded Cheese. I made the mistake of using fresh Mozzarella and it would not spread easily as it was too moist. (see below)
When we finished the final baking and were sitting down to eat, we discussed using two baking sheets covered in Potatoes and splitting the same amounts for the mixtures between the two if we made this again because it seemed too full when rolled. After actually eating this Scalloped Potato Roll we decided it had a perfect balance of stuffing to Potato ratio.
The Scalloped Potato Roll is delicious, Savory, moist and chewy! It is sooooo good with the meaty juices and Tomato melding with the creamy cheeses in the tender Potatoes. I really would not change a thing (but I’ll bet it would rock with a bit of good Italian Sausage mixed with the beef!)
It’s enough to serve 8 people a good hearty portion. We had it four times that week and never tired of it!
Tasty’s Scalloped Potato Roll gets Five Stars from us both! That’s a rare thing around our house! I highly recommend you try it! (If you Love this, try our Sumptuous Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe for St. Patricks Day!)
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
• Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Jeannee – Centsably Creative
Megan – C’mon Get Crafty •
Teri – The Freshman Cook •