Pork and Potatoes – A Classic Combination

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Pork Stomach

Throughout our time in Europe, we had many different variations of pork and potatoes together. Whether sausages or pork roast, potatoes pair perfectly with any type of pork dish.

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Bratwurst

We decided to take some leftover ham and combine it with scalloped potatoes and cheese for a quick and easy dinner. It isn’t a fancy dish by any means, but it is delicious and hearty. Perhaps pork and potatoes are combined because they are both inexpensive and easy to cook. We hope you enjoy our version of a ham and potato casserole.

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Ham and Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 to 4 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Diced Cooked Ham
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese – We used a Monterey Jack Cheddar Blend
  • Dash of Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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Baked Casserole

INSTRUCTIONS

Peel and wash the potatoes. Slice the potatoes using a mandolin or by uniformly slicing them into 1/8 inch scallops. Place the potatoes into a pot with cold salted water and then turn the heat onto medium-high. Once the water comes to a boil, continue boiling for 5 minutes until they are slightly blanched, but not fully cook as they will finish cooking in the casserole. Drain the potatoes. Whisk the milk and flour together with 3/4 of the cheese, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and garlic. Layer the potatoes and ham in a casserole dish adding some of the cheese and milk mixture as you add each layer. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the casserole and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.

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