Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe

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Totally wash, scrub, bathe, therapeutic massage, and manicure three kilos of potatoes. Russets are greatest, however Yukon Golds work swimmingly as effectively.

Plus, they’re purty.

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Seize a few of that there Easter ham.

Or any ham.

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Reduce it into strips…

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Then cube it on up.

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Cube up an onion, too. Have an excellent, cleaning cry when you’re at it.

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Then seize a few tablespoons of butter. It will make every part all higher.

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Measure some half-and-half and heavy cream in a pitcher, then nuke it within the microwave (how else would you nuke one thing, Ree?) for a minute or so, simply to heat it up a bit. Then add 1/4 cup of flour…

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A little bit little bit of salt (undoubtedly go simple on the salt since there’s each cheese and ham within the dish)…

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And loads of pepper.

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Simply whisk it collectively so it is all mixed.

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Grate up some cheese. I used common and white cheddar, however cheddar and Monterey Jack is a good mixture.

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Soften the butter in a skillet, then throw within the chopped onions…

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Stir it round and cook dinner it for a minute or two…

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Then throw within the diced ham…

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And cook dinner it round for one more two or three minutes until it is all heated up. Take away it from warmth and set it apart.

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Meet My Monstrous Mandoline. (That needs to be a title of a horror film.) I’ve had it because the darkish ages. Nicely, the nineties anyway. In case you have a mandoline, nice…however you may as well use a Japanese slicer (offered in a number of supermarkets nowadays) when you’ve got entry to at least one. The concept is to slice the potatoes as thinly as you may, so if you do not have a slicer, you’ll undoubtedly want a pointy knife.

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Slice up the potatoes…

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Until you’ve a bunch of 1/8-inch slices.

And now. A word. To assist the potatoes alongside, you may plunge the slices into boiling water for a couple of minutes simply to start out the cooking course of. Drain them, then go forward with the meeting course of.

And now. One other word. I’m too lazy to do that more often than not. I simply attempt to bake the casserole lengthy sufficient for the potatoes to bake on their very own. However when you’ve got the time, the motivation, the inclination, or the intestinal fortitude, go forward and boil ’em first.

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Once you’re able to assemble the casserole, butter an enormous ol’ baking dish.

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Layer a 3rd of the potato slices within the pan…

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Adopted by a 3rd of the ham/onion combination, a 3rd of the cheese, and a 3rd of the cream combination.

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Repeat with one other layer of potatoes, one other layer of ham…

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One other layer of cheese, and one other third of the cream combination.

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Finish with a remaining layer of potatoes…

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A remaining layer of ham…

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A remaining layer of cheese…

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And the remainder of the liquid!

Be aware that I went simple on the cheese quantity on this recipe, so that you shouldn’t count on a thick layer of cheese every time. Similar with the ham—only a sprinkling!

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Sprinkle the highest with slightly extra pepper…

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Then cowl the dish with aluminum foil and bake it at 350 for 40 minutes.

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After that point, take off the foil and bake it for one more 20 minutes or so, till it’s good and bubbly and scorching and excellent.

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Like this!

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Reduce it into squares to serve it up.

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And sprinkle the highest with chopped parsley.

Yum…and yum!

Take pleasure in this, guys. It is delicious.

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