scalloped potatoesAre you in the mood for some great comfort food?  This is a great scalloped potato recipe that my family has enjoyed for many years.  We usually make scalloped potatoes after we have had a meal that included ham as a main dish; it’s a great way for us to use up the left-over ham.  With Easter arriving soon, it is likely that you may have some extra ham left over from your Easter dinner.  If so, take that extra ham and make a great dish that I know you are going to enjoy.  

First start by slicing 7-9 potatoes. You can use a few more or less potatoes to fill your dish.scalloped potatoes and ham

Next chop the ham. You can use as much as you would like.  I used 1 cup.

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 Now mix the ham and potatoes in a greased 8″x 8″ baking dish.

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Now it’s time to make the sauce.  First melt the butter in a pan. Then pull the butter off the heat for a minute and mix in 1/2 cup of flour and make a paste.

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Now put the paste back on the burner and add the 4 cups of skim milk, salt, and pepper. Now bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, it’s done and it will have thickened.  Now you can pour it over your potato and ham mixture.potatoes

Now bake it in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.  After the hour, check to make sure that the potatoes are soft by poking them with a fork.  If it’s not done, keep cooking it longer until the potatoes are soft.  Now its time to enjoy! 

scalloped potatoes and ham

 

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 7-9 potatoes
  2. 1 cup of fully cooked ham
  3. 1/2 cup of margarine
  4. 1/2 cup of flour
  5. 4 cups of skim milk
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
Instructions
  1. First start by slicing 7-9 potatoes. You can use a few more or less potatoes to fill your dish. Next chop the ham. You can use as much as you would like. I used 1 cup. Now mix the ham and potatoes in a greased 8"x 8" baking dish. Now it's time to make the sauce. First melt the butter in a pan. Then pull the butter off the heat for a minute and mix in 1/2 cup of flour and make a paste. Now put the paste back on the burner and add the 4 cups of skim milk, salt, and pepper. Now bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, it's done and it will have thickened. Now you can pour it over your potato and ham mixture. Now bake it in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. After the hour, check to make sure that the potatoes are soft by poking them with a fork. If it's not done, keep cooking it longer until the potatoes are soft. Now its time to enjoy!
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