Monday, April 25, 2011

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham!

Slice your potatoes and boil until tender.

Slice your onions and dice your ham.

Make your rouex. That just means a flour paste that you will add milk to. Take 1 stick of butter and add 3/4 cup of flour. Make sure you let this simmer to remove the raw flour taste. I added my spices- pepper, kosher salt, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.

Add 2 to 3 cups of HOT milk while continuously stirring with a whisk. Whisk in your 3 cups of shredded sharp cheddar.

Layer your potatoes, onions, ham, and pimentos.

Ladle in 1/3 of your cheese sauce. Repeat until you use all of your ingredients.

Sprinkle the top with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Scatter paprika over the top. Bake covered with foil on 350 for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the top browns.
Here we Go!
8 to 10 Idaho potatoes- sliced thin.
water

I do leave the skins on for extra texture. Boil them until tender.

Cheese sauce:
1 stick of butter
1 cup of flour
2 to 3 cups of hot milk
kosher salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Make your roux. That just means a flour paste that you will add milk to. Take 1 stick of butter and add 3/4 cup of flour. Make sure you let this simmer to remove the raw flour taste. I added my spices- pepper, kosher salt, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Add 2 to 3 cups of HOT milk while continuously stirring with a whisk. Whisk in your 3 cups of shredded sharp cheddar.

Filling:
2 to 3 cups of diced ham
2 white Spanish onions - sliced paper thin.
2 small jars of pimentos

Layer your potatoes, onions, ham, and pimentos. Ladle in 1/3 of your cheese sauce. Repeat until you use all of your ingredients. Sprinkle the top with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Scatter paprika over the top. Bake covered with foil on 350 for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the top browns.

This is very comforting food. I can say it is definitely something you should only eat occasionally. This is a great dish to take somewhere. Like a pot luck party. I can say, personally, I can NOT be left alone with this. I will eat it until guilt forces me to stop. I love cheese! Enjoy! Remember, you can ROCK THAT PLATE!

1 comment:

Priyanka said...

Looks very tempting