Monday, February 27, 2012

Italian Style Scalloped Potatoes and Ham



4 to 6 baking potatoes peeled and thinly sliced looking coins
1 pound of prosciutto or regular ham chopped in 1 or 2 inch pieces
whole milk
all purpose flour
 2 cloves finely minced garlic
garlic powder
1 stick butter
extra virgin olive oil
2 cups shredded blended Mexican Blend Cheeses or use Sharp Cheddar if you can't find it
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
parsley flakes
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
 1 package of club or ritz butter flavored cracker crushed

This is a layered dish alternating ingredients, not measured.
In a large 13x9 baking pan, place one stick of butter in the pan place in a 350 degree oven until melted.
Place sliced potatoes in the pan,  add a layer of ham. sprinkle the potatoes and ham lightly with flour evenly. Add garlic powder, parsley, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and pinch of cayenne pepper. Sprinkle with cheeses evenly over the potatoes. Continue alternating with potatoes, ham and cheese until you use it all. Pour milk into the pan to just cover potatoes. Bake around 30 minutes on 350 degree oven. In the mean time, mix the cracker crumbs with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic. Sprinkle over the top of potatoes, continue baking until fork goes through potatoes and nicely browned, around 1 hour. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. 

12 comments:

Federica said...

This is a very appetizing way to cook potatoes, it looks amazing ^_^ Bye, have a great week

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Tina said...

i am embarrassed that I have never ever made scalloped potatoes. Obviously I do need to try it, since we are trying to stay away from the boxed stuff. This recipe does look quite unique and tasty. I like that it has ham in there as well as the cracker topping-yum!

Greg said...

Potatoes, ham and cheese what a great combination of flavors. This sounds really good.

Grubarazzi said...

The ultimate comfort food! wow!

Rachelle said...

One of my favorite combos. This looks amazing.

Claudia said...

I love scalloped potatoes - any which way, any cheeses, with or without ham - this just brightened my day!

Marilyn the nurse said...

This looks just delicious!!!! Adding the ham is something new to me and I would not have thought of it. Will make this soon! Thank you.

anthony stemke said...

This looks great, we like the aged provolone for it.

Vicki Bensinger said...

This sounds wonderful and with the addition of the crackers takes it over the top. This is definitely comfort food at its best.

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely pos this looks wonderful

Reeni said...

Love this with prosciutto Claudia - so yummy!