So did I ever mention that I am someone who cooks on “feeling” more than a recipe? I apologize for that, because I end up making something and thinking “ok – what does a ‘generous pour' of milk equate to, because I need to post a semblence of a recipe on my site?”.
I thought that I would have to fight my sister for the Christmas hambone. Instead, she sent me home with most of the leftover ham as well as the hambone! I've mentioned that my family is a group of picky eaters…and here is a recipe that had them devouring an entire 9″ x 13″ pan!
- about 3 cups cubed ham
- 4 very large baking potatoes (about 2.5 lbs)
- 10 oz cheddar-jack or cheddar cheese (your preference…I used cheddar-jack)
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 very large yellow onion, diced fine…or as fine as your family will tolerate
- scant 1.5 cups milk
- about 1/4 cup flour
- salt & pepper
Heat oven to 350. Spray a 9″ x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray
cube & parboil the potatoes (note: if you don't know, to parboil is to boil them until they are just barely done – not done!). Transfer to a very large bowl
meanwhile, sautee the onions in the butter until they are translucent. Add the ham to heat through. Add the milk and flour.
Heat to a simmer – NOT A BOIL (or it will be too thick). Add more milk if too thick.
Pour mixture over potatoes and mix. If too thick, add a LITTLE more milk.
Add half the mixture to the pan. Top with half the cheese. Add remaining mixture and top with the remaining cheese.
Bake for about 22-30 minutes or until the potatoes are done and the cheese is melted.