A typical recipe for scalloped potatoes involves baking a mixture of potato slices, milk, cream, butter and seasonings until cooked through. Recipes for scalloped potatoes are available on Epicurious.com, FineCooking.com, MarthaStewart.com and BonAppetit.com.
Follow the simple recipe for scalloped potatoes on Epicurious.com by scattering butter, salt, pepper and grated nutmeg over each layer of potatoes in the baking dish, then drenching the potato slices with a mixture of milk and cream. Cover the dish with foil, and bake the scalloped potatoes until they are tender, then remove the foil and broil the dish until brown spots appear on the crust.
To make scalloped potatoes according to the recipe on FineCooking.com, combine cream, milk, smashed garlic, chopped thyme and grated nutmeg in a saucepan. Season with salt and pepper, then simmer the mixture briefly. Alternate layers of potato slices with the cream mixture in a baking dish. Distribute small pieces of butter on top, then cover the dish with foil. Proceed to bake the scalloped potatoes until they are tender, then broil them until they brown.
Consider adding more texture and flavor to scalloped potatoes by incorporating other ingredients. A recipe on MarthaStewart.com includes sliced leeks, Gruyère cheese and chicken stock, while a recipe on BonAppetit.com contains sliced fennel bulbs, dry white wine, bay leaves and Comté cheese.