Scalloped Potatoes and Country Ham

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 cups goat's milk or regular milk
  • 1/2 pound country ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch-thick on a mandoline (about 5 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Special equipment: a mandoline

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and saute until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the flour and stir until combined. Cook 1 to 2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste. Add the garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, the cayenne and mustard powder. Whisk in the milk. Allow to cook and thicken slightly, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  • Line the baking dish with a crisscrossed layer of country ham, then a layer of slightly overlapping potatoes, then about 2/3 cup sauce. Repeat the layering until all the ingredients are used. You should have a total of 3 sets of layers, ending with the sauce on top. Top with the Gruyere and cover with foil. Bake until the potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.

  • Remove the foil and spoon off any fat that has pooled in the baking dish, if needed. Switch the oven to broil and broil until light golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions before serving.


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