Scalloped potatoes are typically easy to make because the dish does not require any difficult techniques, though it may take some time and effort to peel and slice the potatoes. The dish involves baking thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy mixture.
To make scalloped potatoes, the cook layers potato slices in a buttered baking dish, then pours over a combination of milk, cream, salt and pepper before baking. A recipe on Martha Stewart's website includes butter, garlic, milk and cream, while FineCooking.com's recipe also includes nutmeg and thyme. Both recipes recommend Yukon gold potatoes. The cook can peel and slice the potatoes several hours in advance.