Au gratin Potatoes and Ham
1 lb chopped ham
3 1/2 lb potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
3 1/4 c milk
1/4 c butter
6 tbsp flour
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese*
4 oz smoked cheddar cheese*
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a 9x13 pan. Layer ham
and potatoes. In a sauce pan melt butter, add flour and cook 1-2
minutes. Add milk and cook 4-5 minutes until thick, add cheese
mustard and cayenne pepper. Stir over low heat until cheese melts.
Season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over potatoes and ham.
Bake uncovered 90 minutes, stirring once or twice so top does not
become too brown.
*I didn't have the sharp cheddar cheese or the smoked cheddar cheese so I used
8 oz of mild cheddar cheese and 4 oz pepper jack cheese. I also didn't have any
cayenne pepper so I used some Siracha (Chinese pepper sauce) I also salted and peppered
each potato layer but be careful, ham is salty so you must go easy with it.