Friday Flashback: Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin

January 7, 2011

Still have leftover ham?  Put it to good use with this cheesy, gooey dish of warm comfort.

  • White Potatoes, 6 or 7
  • Yellow Onion
  • Fresh Sage, a tablespoon or two snipped, or about half of that if using dry
  • Ham, maybe half a pound? I just used what I had leftover
  • Cheddar Cheese, about four cups grated. I used a mix of white and yellow.
  • Butter, 6 tablespoons
  • Flour, 1/3 cup
  • Milk, 3 cups
  • Salt/Pepper

Slice the onion into thin rings.Snip the sage.Scrub the potatoes and slice them into thin slices. There’s no need to peel them unless you just can’t stand not to.Dice the ham.Grate the cheese.In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.Add the flour and stir until very well blended and starting to thicken.Gradually add the milk, stirring continuously. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens.Spread just a little white sauce in the bottom of a rectangular baking dish. Arrange a layer of potatoes so that they’re just slightly overlapping.Arrange a few onion rings, add ham and sprinkle with sage.Sprinkle with a generous amount of cheese.Drizzle with white sauce and repeat another layer.Finish with a layer of white sauce and a little cheese. Sprinkle with salt and coarse ground pepper.Bake in the lower part of the oven, at 350, for about an hour or until the potatoes are tender. Let it sit a few minutes before serving.The side of steamed broccoli made it feel a little healthier. Enjoy!

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1 Scorpio Woman January 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

Looks so yummy. Thanks for posting :)

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2 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes January 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

Oh my. I want this. And it’s 9:30 in the morning. Is that sad?
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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3 Karen Bove January 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

I want it too but I already used up all my leftover ham :(

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4 Margie January 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

Oh my, looks fab! No ham in the house right now, but I’ve always got bacon…

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5 Peggy January 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Oh my goodness! This looks amazingly comforting and something I would definitely dig right in to!

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6 Daniele November 30, 2012 at 2:45 am

we had ham, too, but nobody tcehoud it everybody was concerned of their blood pressure. :p for breakfast na lang ang ham at ako lang yata ang kumakain-kain.

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7 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme January 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Oh, my gosh, this looks so delicious! And I need another way to use up the rest of the Christmas ham that’s in the freezer :-)

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8 Biz January 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

That’s one of my favorite comfort foods – and yes, fresh broccoli does cancel out some of the calories of the dish! :D

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