What type of vegetarian dish is perfect with Chardonnay? by John Gerum

I found this recipe a perfect match to a good New Zealand or BC Chardonnay with just a touch of fresh oak.The clean,fresh taste contrasts the creamy potatoes perfectly.You can refrigerate this dish and warm it up with a glass of Chardonnay during the week for a treat. Also experiment with different cheeses for the topping.
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Scalloped Potatoes recipe for Chardonnay pairing
Ingredients
• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked sea salt
• 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
• 2 cups homogenized milk
• 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded medium aged cheddar cheese
• 5 cups thinly sliced peeled russet potatoes (about 6 medium)
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Add potatoes, onion and garlic
2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and add cheese, return to oven for 15 more minutes.

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