Scalloped potatoes with smoked ham

Scalloped potatoes with smoked ham
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Scalloped potatoes with smoked ham ingredients

  • 1 lb Leeks -- 5 small
  • 1⁄4 c water
  • 1 c Onions, sliced
  • Salt
  • 1⁄2 lb Ham, extra lean -- coarsely
  • -chopped
  • 1⁄2 t Pepper
  • 1⁄2 t thyme
  • 3 lb Baking potatoes -- peeled
  • 2⁄3 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 qt Lowfat 1% milk
  • 1 T Chopped parsley, fresh

Cooking Scalloped potatoes with smoked ham

1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Coat 13x9 inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
3. Discard green portions from leeks.
4. Slice white portions of each lengthwise in half; cut crosswise into slices.
5. Rinse leeks well to remove all sand; drain.
6. Heat water and spread in dutch oven or nonstick skilled over high heat.
7. Add leeks, sliced onions, and ½ teaspoon salt; toss to coat well.
8. Reducei heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring until leeks and onions are tender, 10 minutes.
9. Stiri in ham, ¾ teaspoon salt, the pepper, and thyme.
10. Cook uncovered, stirring over medium-high heat until liguid is evaporated and leeks and onions are golden.
11. Meanwhile, slice potatoes thin.
12. Place flour in large bowl; gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
13. Gradually stir into leek-onion mixture.
14. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring until thickened; boil 1 minute.
15. Spoon ½ cup milk mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Top with half the sliced potatoes.
16. Spoon half of remaining sauce over potatoes.
17. Arrange remaining potatoes; cover with remaining sauce.
18. Cover dish with foil and bake 1 ¼ hours.
19. Sprinkle parsley and bake uncovered 15 minutes more, until potatoes are tender.
20. recipe by : ladies" home journal - jan.

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