Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Show & Tell: Kitchen Adventures... Ham & Scalloped Potato Casserole

Good Evening Humble Readers...

It's Show & Tell time, and I was in the mood to cook today, you are getting food po.rn! I know it's August, summertime, and actually starting to warm up here again, but I was seriously in the mood for some comfort food.

Ham & Scalloped Potato Casserole
  • 5-6 potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 3 cups cubed ham
  • 1 med onion diced
  • 1 can kernel corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3-4 tbsp flour
  • 2-2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • fresh ground pepper
  • fresh parsley
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Boil potatoes until almost done (they should still be firm and not break easily with a fork), drain. Combine potatoes, ham, and corn in a deep, greased casserole dish. Melt butter in a skillet, and saute onions for two minutes or until tender. Add flour to skillet and stir until all the butter is absorbed. Slowly add milk to skillet, stirring constantly to make a roux. When roux is thick and smooth, add pepper to taste and dry mustard. Pour over potato and ham mix, and stir to coat thoroughly. Cover and bake for 25 minutes in a 350 F oven. Remove cover, add cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Top with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

This recipe makes a ton of food! And, if you omit the cheese and thin it with some more milk and some chicken stock, it makes a great potato corn chowder! This is one of the few recipes I haven't had to ask my Beloved if he liked it enough to have it again.

Alright, so that's all from me tonight. Don't forget to swing by Mel's place to see what the rest of the class is showing today. And while you're there, check out ICLW and Blogger Bingo... two great ways to get to know others in the ALI (adoption, loss, & infertility) community and bring others to your blog!

11 comments :

  1. It's rainy here, and that looks like perfect food for our kind of weather (and my kind of mood, today). Yum!

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  2. That sounds incredible. Yum yum.

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  3. Okay....all I have to say is YUM!!!
    That looks absolutely delicious!

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  4. Oh, that looks delicious! I will have to print it out and try it.

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  5. *Swallowing Hard*....I love food porn.


    :-)

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  6. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  7. thanks for sharing the recipe.... looks DELICIOUS

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  8. Oh my goodness! That looks so good I'm actually drooling!!

    Sass

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  9. You may have just solved the "What shall I make for dinner" dilemma!

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