Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

This is not really a "recipe"...but it is the way my mother always made her scalloped potatoes with or without ham. The picture is what's left after we enjoyed was delicious!

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees
  • About 4 large potatoes peeled and sliced very thin
  • 1 large onion peeled and sliced very thin in rings
  • sliced ham (optional)
  • flour
  • butter or margarine
  • salt (I leave this out when I use ham)
  • pepper
  • 1 12oz can of evaporated milk
  • lowfat milk
First butter or spray with PAM a casserole dish. Layer first some sliced potatoes, then onions, sprinkle with flour, add salt and pepper, and dab with small pieces of butter. Add a layer of ham.
Repeat until all the potatoes, onions and ham are gone. End with onions, flour and butter. Pour on top the whole can of evaporated milk and add more low fat milk until it just about reaches the level of the potatoes. Put into a preheated 350 degree oven for about 2 hours. Check after about the first 30 minutes and make sure all the potatoes, flour and onions are submerged with the milk. You know it's done when a fork is inserted easily and the potatoes are done. Yes, it takes a long time to bake!
Enjoy! Now this is what I call comfort food :)

1 comment:

angelarae said...

Yum! This sounds great. I'm always looking for a good recipe to use for leftover ham. Thanks!