You guys. Seriously I love this stuff. What’s not to like? Potatoes…cheese…ham…Yes Please!
It’s been ages since I’ve shared an actual recipe with you. I’m working on a couple of books and most of the new recipes I’ve been developing lately are being reserved for those.
This one I felt like needed to be put this on the blog though. It’s adapted from The Pioneer Woman and is just too tasty not to share. Plus with Easter coming up fairly soon, I wanted to get this one in your hands by then.
Do you know those boxed scallop potatoes that are always so popular at potlucks and holiday gatherings? Yeah, don’t eat those. Make this instead and you’ll thank me.
It’s great as a main dish with leftover ham. It’s great as a side dish. You could leave out the ham and make it vegetarian. You could sub bacon. You could even sub ground beef. I bet it would still be super delicious with any of those variations.
This just shows you how silly and fickle kids can be. The first night I served this for dinner, my daughter loved and practically licked her plate clean, while my son wouldn’t even touch it. The next day for lunch, I re-heated it in the oven, and my son gobbled it down while saying, “mmmm, dat good.” Wouldn’t you know, my daughter wouldn’t touch it. Crazy kids.
Now on to the recipe!
- 2 T. butter
- 2½ cups ham, cubed, preferably from pastured pigs
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 3 lbs. potatoes, sliced thin
- 1½ tsp. sea salt
- 1½ cup cream, preferably from grass fed cows
- 1½ cup milk, preferably from grass fed cows
- ¼ cup flour
- 3 cups cheddar cheese
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and cook until translucent.
- Add ham and heat through.
- In a measuring cup, mix together cream, milk, and flour.
- In a buttered 9x13 baking dish, add a layer of potatoes.
- Sprinkle ⅓ of the salt, ⅓ of the ham and onion mixture, ⅓ of the cheese, and ⅓ of the milk/flour mixture.
- Repeat layers 3 times.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and bake at 400 for 20-30 more minutes, until potatoes are tender and liquid is hot and bubbly.
- Let stand ten minutes before serving.
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