Best Scalloped Potatoes

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4cups thinly sliced potatoes
3tablespoons butter
3tablespoons flour
1 1⁄2cups milk
1teaspoon salt
1dash cayenne pepper
1cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1⁄2cup grated cheese, to sprinkle on top

In a small saucepan, melt butter and blend in flour.
Let sit for a minute.
Add all of the cold milk, stirring with a whisk.
Season with salt and cayenne.
Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
Place half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one-quart casserole dish.
Pour half of the cheese sauce over potatoes.
Repeat with the second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Top with some paprika for color.
Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F.

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