Scalloped potatoes are among my favourite kind of potatoes and are the best starchy side dish to ham. While I admit this side dish takes a bit more effort than your typical Canned Soup Mom recipe, I promise this is a simplified version and because these potatoes always taste better the next day you can make them the night before.
Simply butter a casserole dish.
Add a layer of potatoes.
A layer of butter.
A layer of flour.
A layer of cheese.
Repeat and top with a final layer of potatoes and top with dots of butter.
Pour on the milk mixture.
Cover and bake.
Remove tin foil, add more cheese and continue baking until soft and melty.
8-10 medium potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold are best)
¼ cup cold butter, cut into small squares
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (old or medium cheddar is best)
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. dried mustard or paprika
Wash, peel and thinly slice potatoes.
Butter 9 x 13 casserole dish.
Layer 1/3 potatoes, 1/3 butter, 1 tbsp. flour and 1/3 cheese.
Repeat (potatoes, butter, flour, cheese).
Follow with final layer of potatoes and top with remaining 1/3 butter.
In bowl mix milk, salt and mustard and pour over top of potatoes.
Cover with tin foil and bake in preheated 350F oven for 1 – 1.5 hours until potatoes are soft and bubbly.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake uncovered for another 15-20 minutes.
Serve with your favourite entrée like this Slow Cooker Balsamic Maple Glazed Ham and enjoy!