Tasty Tuesday: HAM it is….
One of my favorite things to do is to PLAN and Eat (not cook, not clean up) delicious meals. I love the thought of cooking a huge roast and then coming up with 15 other dishes that I can make from the leftovers… but HAM?? The biggest chunk of meat and after the main awesome ham dinner, I never know what to make out of it, besides sammies of course… I hate bean soup, so that is out and as much as I love any breakfast type food – like a ham and egg bake – husband who eats SPAM and sardines does not want breakfast for dinner EVVVVEEEEEHHHHHRRRRR!!!!!! Sure there is scalloped potatoes and ham, but that takes forever and needs to be cooked in the oven for hours… UNTIL I discovered an awesome way to prepare it ahead and them make it in my crockpot. I love using the crockpot – don’t you? Here is my new “go-to” recipe, give it a try!!
Slow Cooker: Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
SERVES (about) 12
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup sour cream
1 can condensed cream of potato soup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion sliced extremely thin and diced – OPTIONAL
2 lb potatoes -I peeled mine…
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar and /or mozzarella cheese
1 cups diced ham
Optional Toppings – paprika, chopped fresh chives, salt and pepper for topping
Thinly slice the potatoes and set aside. Mix butter, sour cream, can of potato soup and Worcestershire sauce together in a large bowl. Add thinly sliced potatoes to the mixture and mix until all potatoes are well coated. Add ham and onion and stir again. Spoon 1/2 of the potato mixture into a crock pot sprayed with cooking spray. Top with 3/4 cup of shredded cheese. Repeat layer with remaining potatoes and cheese.
Cook on HIGH for 3.5 to 4.5 hours (or on LOW 7 to 8 hours).
Prep the night before, set it in the crockpot in the am… Come home from work to the most delicious smelling house ever then prepare to overstuff yourself on this comfort food of the Gods!!
Serve topped with a sprinkle of paprika and chives and or salt and pepper.
Now tell me, we covered bean soup (and split pea for that matter) ham and egg bakes which also made me think of eggs bennie using ham… but what else?? What do you use ham for?? Leave a comment so we can all enjoy – Do tell!!