The potato-apple combination went over big: the cream-cider combination as well. This is a concept definitely worth developing.
I tried a new mandoline tonight: $29.95 worth of worthlessness. The hand grip wouldn't grip either the potato or the apple. It wouldn't slice the potato. It did an okay job on the apple but so do my two hands and a sharp knife, on both apples and potatoes.
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SCALLOPED POTATO & APPLE
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Time to table: 65 minutes
1 -2 potatoes, skins on, cut thin
1 apple, skin on, quartered and cut thin
Chopped green onion
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
About 1/2 cup half & half (don't use fat-free, it won't thicken)
About 1/2 cup apple cider
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a baking dish. Build a layer of potato. Top with apple, then green onion. Mix the remaining ingredients, gently pour over the potato-apple mixture (it needs to cover the potato and start to cover, but need not completely cover, the apple). Bake for about 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.