Ham and Potato Au Gratin, Make Ahead

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Clean potatoes and pat dry. Place on microwave safe plate and microwave 5-10 minutes, or until soft to the touch. Set aside.
  • Wash and peel carrots. Grate and set aside. Slice onion very thinly.
  • In medium saucepan, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion, shredded carrots, and minced onions and minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, or until onion is clear. Watch carefully, but stir only at end of sauté.
  • Lower heat to medium-low, and stir in spices. Stir for a minute then stir in flour. Stir an additional minute to cook the raw taste out of flour. (can use 1 T cornstarch instead of flour.).
  • Add milk to onion mixture, slowly bringing sauce to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Turn heat to low and add cheese. Stir until combined, then turn of heat, leaving pan on stove.
  • Grease or spray 1 1/2 quart casserole. Thinly slice potatoes, leaving skin on. Place 1/4 potato in dish. Sprinkle with 1/3 cubed ham. Top with 1/4 potato slices. Pour 1/2 sauce over. Continue by toping with 1/4 potato, 1/2 cubed ham, remaining potato slices and cover with remaining cheese sauce. Cover and refrigerate, 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover dish with foil, and bake for 30 minute Remove foil and sprinkle with an addition cup of shredded cheese and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Bake 15 minutes, or until cheese melted and lightly browned.
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