THELMA'S SCALLOPED POTATOES & HAM

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

One of my favorite comfort foods and so easy to make. I learned from just watching my mother. Since she cooked for a large family, I have trimmed most of her recipes down to about four servings. They can always be doubled.
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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 large
ham steak, cut into serving-size pieces
6-8 large
idaho potatoes, pared and sliced
3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
milk
2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the sliced potatoes in a 5-qt. Dutch oven, layered with the ham.
2
In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour and mix together. Add the milk, a little at a time, stirring with a wire whisk until the mixture begins to thicken.
3
Add salt and pepper, stir well, and pour over potatoes and ham.
If you wish, you may add 4 to 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce and mix until cheese has melted.
4
Place Dutch oven, covered, into a preheated 375-degree oven for one hour. Remove lid and continue cooking 1/2 hour more.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #creamy, #comforting