Monday, June 11
Cheesy Potatoes with Ham
It is important to me, now that I am working nights all this summer, to make sure my guys have hearty meals in my absence. Meals they can easily reheat and still enjoy. I know if I didn't, they would have no problem grabbing whatever processed food was in front of them. It makes me feel so much better knowing they have a good home-cooked meal.
This potato mixture is some serious goodness. The combination of flavors is amazing. See those juices? I am not saying this meal is exactly healthy but I am saying there will not be any leftovers. I used the remainder of the ham leftover from the ham slider recipe I posted earlier. If you don't have any ham, the Julienne ham in the lunch meat section of your grocery store works great too.
5 to 6 large potatoes
1 pint whipping cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. parsley flakes
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, medium or sharp
2 cups cubed ham
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel the potatoes and cut into thin french fry like strips. Mix well with the cubed ham. Evenly layer on the bottom of (preferably glass) 9 x 13 inch pan.
Pour the whipping cream over the fries. Graciously salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated cheese and then with the parsley flakes. Cover with foil. Poke a few holes in the foil.
Bake about 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.
Remove from oven and remove foil. Let set 10 minutes before serving.