Granny's Ham and Potato Gratin for a Crowd

Granny's Ham And Potato Gratin For A Crowd Recipe

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10 lb
"just a pinch" of salt
garlic and mustard sauce
5 oz
1 c
all purpose flour
6.5 c
milk, heated
"just a pinch" of salt
"just a pinch" of pepper
"just a pinch" of nutmeg
garlic clove, pureed
1/4 c
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
4 c
cheese, grated
1.5 qt
ham, cooked and thinly sliced

How to Make Granny's Ham and Potato Gratin for a Crowd


  • 1THE POTATOES: Have ready the kettle containing 4 cups of cold water.
  • 2Peel the potatoes and slice them 1/4 inch thick, dropping them into the cold water to cover as you do so. Cover the kettle, and bring to the boil.
  • 3Uncover and boil slowly for 3 to 4 minutes, until barely cooked through and eat several slices to check.
  • 4Drain, cover the kettle again for 3 to 4 minutes to firm up the potato slices, then uncover.
  • 5THE GARLIC AND MUSTARD SAUCE: Make the classic white sauce; cook the butter and flour together in the saucepan until they foam and froth for 2 minutes without coloring.
  • 6Turn off heat and pour in half the hot milk.
  • 7Whisk vigorously to blend as you pour in the rest.
  • 8Simmer for 3 minutes, stirring.
  • 9Remove from heat and whisk in the seasonings.
  • 10Bring to the simmer again.
  • 11Taste carefully, and add additional seasonings to taste.
  • 12ASSEMBLING: Spoon a 1/16-inch layer of sauce on the bottom of the buttered baking dish.
  • 13Set aside 3 cups of the sauce and 1 cup of the cheese for the topping.
  • 14(Swiss or a mixture such as swiss, mozzarella, jack, and/or cheddar.)
  • 15Now, to arrange everything in 4 layers, start with a quart of the potatoes, then a quarter of the ham, follow by a third of the sauce and sprinkle on a third of the cheese.
  • 16Continue in layers, finishing the final layer with the remaining potatoes and ham.
  • 17Spread on the reserved 3 cups of sauce to cover completely, then the last of the cheese.
  • 18AHEAD OF TIME NOTE: May be kept warm uncovered on a hot tray but be sure not to overheat or the potatoes and ham will dry out.

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About Granny's Ham and Potato Gratin for a Crowd

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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