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Wednesday, December 31

Sharing a recipe.....

We had left-over Smithfield spiral ham and I wanted something hearty. I combined and tweaked several recipes to create this. John and I thought it was excellent!! Enjoy!!

Rustic Scalloped Potatoes with Ham & Peas

6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4-1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4-4 1/2 cups milk

8 cups thinly sliced potatoes, with skins on
2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
1-1 1/2 cups frozen peas
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Slice potatoes thinly, retaining skins. I used my food processor.
Add to large pot of boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes. Drain.

In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, thyme & pepper.
Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, until thickened.
In a large greased baking dish (11 x 15) layer half the potatoes, ham, peas and cheese.
Top with half the sauce. Repeat.
Bake at 365 degrees for 45-60 minutes, until potatoes are tender and casserole
is hot, browned and bubbly throughout.


Jeri said...

Looks yummy Shelly Rae!

Ink and Paper Creations said...

This looks and sounds fabulous! Too bad you can't try it out on us on Tuesday! Hope your Christmas was merry and bright!