A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mom's Scalloped Potatoes

Growing up, we loved my mother's scalloped potatoes.  They were usually served in the Winter, when warm potato dishes seem most appreciated.  With lots of diced ham thrown in, this was a main dish.  Without any (leftover) ham, this was a side dish.  Cheese was added if Mom had some on hand; but they're just as good with or without cheese.  Here is her (easy) recipe, passed down from her mother (and I'm sure generations before that).
Soooo good and filling for supper on cold Winter nights
Easy Scalloped Potatoes
In a casserole dish, layer: 
Thin-sliced potatoes
Thin-sliced onions
Diced ham, if desired
Shredded Cheese, if desired
small pats of butter, 3-5 inches apart
salt and pepper to taste
Layer all a second time
Pour milk over all until half to 3/4 up side of casserole dish
-Heat at 350, approx. 1 hour, until potatoes are done.  Can be heated on high in microwave until potatoes are done, approx. 30 min.

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