Recipe for Ham & Scalloped Potatoes

You don't have to spend an expensive night out on the town to enjoy ham and scalloped potatoes. Get the perfect recipe for ham and scalloped potatoes with help from a culinary professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Monte from Monte's Ham, and today I want to teach you how to make scalloped potatoes with ham. They're probably the best scalloped and potatoes you'll ever eat. The first thing you need to do is to get yourself Yukon Gold potatoes. They have a rich creamy flavor which is really really good in this dish. Second thing is, you should slice them really quite thin. I'm fortunate that I have a mandoline and I would strongly recommend that if you can, get yourself a mandoline. It's the easiest thing to slice with. This uniform slices, Oxo makes a very good one for just 60 bucks. It was a gift from my kids and, and I just can't live without it at this point. Well, the first thing we did to make our scalloped potatoes was to make this very easy white sauce. Not, this is simplicity itself. You take four tablespoons of butter, one quarter cup of flour and you make a roux. And after you've made the roux, you slowly pour in three cups of whole milk. You add a teaspoon of margarine, some, a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Stir this up and let the sauce gently simmer and come to a slightly thicker consistency. Now, because these potatoes are so thin, I'm going to put a couple of layers of them in the bottom of the casserole. By the way, we've, we did grease the casserole; we've buttered it. They sort of look like giant potato chips at this point. Now, if you only have a knife and you don't get them quite this thin, don't make this bottom layered any higher than, I would say quarter of an inch. Now, you're going to take some onion. We have chopped onion and the onion, we have about a cup of, a cup of onion; that sort of maybe a little more than a cup of onion. Now, this is one and a half cups of diced Monte's Ham. This is all natural ham and the reason that it doesn't have a color of pink supermarket ham is because we don't use any nitrates and or nitrites and that is what makes ham pink. So, you're not getting an all natural ham if your ham is that pink supermarket color. And because our ham by the way has no nitrates, it's much lower in salt because nitrates and nitrites are both salts. Now, I'm going to take a third of our sauce and I'm just going to put it over this layer of potatoes and ham; this is sort of like making lasagna. Now, we're going to take another layer of potatoes; actually, you know, we're going to do two or three of this thin slices of potatoes layered on top of each other. This is a wonderful party dish. It can be used as a side dish. In fact, I would say, it, it should be used as a side dish. Think of, think of a ham as bacon. Another handful of onion, another layer of ham, these cubes of, quarter inch cubes of ham. You know, it's approximately one third of what you made in terms of the white sauce that you put in here. Now, for the final touch, I'm just taking some shredded mozzarella, about a half cup and putting it on top of my potatoes. Here are those beautiful scalloped potatoes finished. This gorgeous crust on the top, the cheesy goodness melted into the potatoes and that luscious ham that lurks right underneath, it's going to surprise every guest you have. I'm Monte of Monte's Ham, and I use my all-natural ham, and you'll know how to create ham with scalloped potatoes like you've never tasted before.


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