Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins | Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
This has always been my comfort food since the first time I tasted it. My only advice to you is to be very generous with the amount of cheese that you are going to add. Thank me later. Enjoy!
HOMEMADE HAM AND SCALLOPED POTATOES
4 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoon flour
3 cups of milk
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon butter (for sauteed onions)
3 medium onions (thinly sliced)
8 medium peeled and thinly sliced Russett potatoes
24 ounces sliced ham (2 ham steaks cubed)
4 cups freshly grated mild cheddar
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Brush melted butter in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Step 3: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 4: Add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow it to melt.
Step 5: Add in flour and cook while stirring for 1 minute.
Step 6: Remove from the heat and add in milk. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 7: Put it back on the heat and simmer. Stir continuously until done.
Step 8: As soon as the sauce becomes thick, remove it from the heat.
Step 9: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 10: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 11: Add butter and allow it to melt.
Step 12: Add in onions and cook until golden brown.
Step 13: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 14: Add 1/3 of the white sauce on the bottom of the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
Step 15: Place half of the potatoes over followed by layers if onions, ham, cheese, and 1/3 of the white sauce.
Step 16: Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Repeat this method until all the ingredients are arranged in layers.
Step 17: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 18: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
Step 19: Serve and enjoy!
Make sure to use freshly grated cheeses for a quick melt.