Learn Handbag Designer Lee Savage's Scalloped Potato Recipe

Bifen Xu
Special Projects Director
Yahoo Style

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Designer Lee Savage, whose clutches have been worn by Naomi Watts, Jessica Alba, and Kate Hudson,  is a Southern native who began her career as an interior designer. She loves cooking from old family recipes and entertaining with friends. “One of my favorite family recipes and comfort foods is my mom’s scalloped potatoes,” she says. “It’s typically reserved for Christmas, but she makes this, and so do I, on other occasional appearances throughout the year, and it’s always delicious.” Check out the recipe below.

Scalloped Potatoes:

 4 to 6 Cups of Potatoes (sliced thin)
3 Tablespoons of butter (plus extra for greasing pan)
3 Tablespoons of Flour
1.5 Cups of Milk
1 Cup Grated Cheese
3/4 Cup chopped Green Pepper
1 to 2 Small jars of Pimentos (including juice)
1 Tsp of Salt
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Peel and slice 4 to 6 cups of potatoes and set to the side.  Melt butter and stir into 3 tablespoons of flour until blended.  On high heat, cook butter and flour mixture and slowly stir in 1.5 cups of milk, seasoning with 1 tsp of salt and pinch of cayenne pepper.  Bring mixture to a boil.  Then, reduce heat and add 1 cup of grated cheese.  When melted, add 3/4 cup of green peppers and pimentos.  Grease baking dish and fill with alternating layers of potatoes and cheese sauce.  Bake at 350 degrees for two hours — or until done.