By CountryLady on January 11, 2004
Photo by Chef #2595847
Photo by Chef #2595847
"This is a Mother/Daughter "creation" for using the leftover spiral ham from Christmas day - just add a green veg or salad to complete the meal. Quick, easy & very good - I'll buy another ham just so I can make it again!!"
Serving Size: 1 (421 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Loved it!!!!.used leftover spiral sliced ham,,,loved the sauce!!!..the wine ,the cheese,,the onions,,delicious!!!!i didn't double sauce as this was the first time I made this and wasn't sure how much sauce it would make.Update,,after cooking awhile I decided to make and add more sauce and I am glad I did,,,double the sauce!!! also be sure potatoes are cut thin,,cooks faster.."
"This is pretty much of a straight forward ham, onion and potato casserole with a bechamel or, if you add the cheese to the sauce instead of layering, a Mornay sauce. To enhance the dish and kick it up a notch, I used unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes, doubled the sauce (using 1 c of chicken stock), added several cloves of garlic passed over a microplane to the sauce, used 1 c fontina cheese (had no montery jack - one could use virtually any cheese) and topped with crumbled Ritz crackers mixed with Pecorino Romano. Delish. I was trying to use up half a ham someone gave me that had been in the freezer. Ham was watery when thawed and I was skeptical, but patted it dry with paper towels. Ham turned out okay, but to be honest the best part was the rest!"
"We had only eaten half a spiral ham and this was a delicious, fresh way to serve the leftovers. I didn't double the sauce and ended up having to quickly make another pan full for the second layer. I used a mild cheddar which was good and added the Parmesan cheese to the top. I also sprinkled garlic powder on each layer and included red pepper flakes in the cream sauce. My husband wished there had been more ham but otherwise loved it too. Excellent recipe -- thanks!"
"I may have given this recipe more stars, but I used sweet white wine and that was a mistake. Dry white wine would have been a better choice. I left the peels on the potatoes and it worked out fine. (Less work too.)"
"I made this for dinner and I must say it was delissh. It definitely needs more liquid so I added 1 cup of chicken stock to the sauce upon other recommendations. I am not a big fan of onions so I sauteed them in the butter of the sauce before adding the flour (personal choice). I cooked it in a 9x13 glassbaking dish. Thank You Countrylady for sharing your recipe it is a Keeper! :-)"
"Just came across this made with leftover Christmas ham some left over heavy whipping cream & Colby jack cheese it was YUMMY!!! Saved to my favorites! Was afraid the honey ham would be to sweet but the white wine sauce balanced it out considering using the white wine sauce next time I make scalloped potatoes!!! Soooooo good thank you!!"
"We really liked this. I did add a bit more seasoning to suit our tastes. Its a keeper when you've got that leftover ham. Thank you"
"Delicious - I also will double the sauce the next time - I used olive oil instead of butter, 1% milk, 2% milk cheddar to cut down on the fat and it was still great! Reminded me of when I was a kid and I am 67. Good suggestion to cut out the salt - not needed. The Parmesan cheese sounds great - I actually use Romano - a little stronger - thanks - this will be a repeat whenever we have another spiral sliced ham - and I will add a little more ham the next time also - used a mandolin on .75 and the potatoes were good and thin."
"This was very good. I think it was a little salty, next time I will not add salt to the sauce. This is definitely a good go to for leftover ham."
"This is a great comfort food recipe. Enough different from the normal augratin scalloped potatoes to make it a "different" meal. The only thing different I did from the recipe, when making the white sauce I added the cheese before the wine. It just infused the sauce with the cheese and it was fantastic! Thanks CountryLady we loved it!"
"Thank you CountryLady - this is a great recipe. I made this recipe with leftover spiral cut ham from New Years Day. It really is like a torqued up scallop potatoes. Very good comfort food. I cut the recipe in half as there are only two of us and we already have so many leftovers, I did not want to add another leftover and risk it to be thrown away. I used a glass bread loaf pan which worked out perfectly. I'll post my pics. The onions were great in there. It could use something though - some spice to give it a little more pizzazz, I don't know if it would be the garlic powder that another reviewer mentioned or possibly some crushed red peppers on top. hmmm! I imagine experimenting with different cheeses would probably give me the 'over the top' taste for which I always strive. I willl be making this again and try gruyere cheese next time, yum!"
"Looooove this dish!! I've made it 3 times. I think using white wine (not broth) will give you the most flavor from this dish. My kids (ages 9 & 10) enjoy it as much as my husband and I do. The recipe is very easy to make & the ingredients are simple and usually on-hand. I'll make this over & over again!"
"Made this tonight for dinner! Not even a spoonful left. It was a real hit! This one is a keeper. Thank you for sharing."
"This hit the spot. I'll make this next time I have ham left over. I used really really good cheddar. Yum."
"My twins rated this 6 out of 5 stars they enjoyed it so much and they can't agree on anything! I loved that this was a great launching pad to use whatever is in the fridge. In fact, I used leftover fajita onions and peppers for the onions and I used pepper jack cheese and a few cheese curds left in my fridge. You can't botch this one! I loved that this did not use cream-of-anything soup. I baked in a 9x13 pan and used thinly sliced potatoes ended up with a great result."
"This was a great way to use up leftovers. Good and easy comfort food. I did saute the onions first in a little bit of butter."
"This was very good. I really liked the wine in it. I added just a bit of garlic powder and sprinkled paprika on top after the foil came off. It fit my pan perfectly, looked great and tasted super. This one's a keeper for sure! Thanks for posting."
"Great way to use up leftovers. I used half white potatoes, and half sweet potatoes. A really tasty casserole and my house smells wonderful!"
"We thought this was good, but I can see that garlic might help flavor it a little. I didn't have white wine open so I used red, but the flavor was nice."
"This is really really good. I used red cooking wine because I didn't have white wine on hand, and put a little ranch dressing on (because one rater said it seemed like it would end up dry). It turned out awesome! I do think the sauce will be enough though because the juices from the onion and ham come out during baking. Definitely worth a try if you have leftover holiday ham! It's ever better the next day I think!"