We love homemade augratin potatoes, love them. But I haven't made them in awhile...something to do with needing to loose weight since I have gained a little!
But a couple of weeks ago hubby buried someone's large dog for them and last week they gave him a very large ham. Christmas eve we cut it up and froze quite alot of meat along with being able to break the bone into three sections that will be for three meals. Beans and ham sounds really good huh?
Anyway last night I cut some of that ham up and made augratin tators with it. I made enough for leftovers but the kids liked it so much we have enough for hubby's lunch and thats it.
It was so melt in your mouth good it was really hard for me to have only one serving. But we have all that ham and I can make it again!
Augratin Potatoes (these are not exact measurements since I just threw it all together I will try to exact it for those who like it that way)
Potatoes wash enough to fill cassarole pan or to feed your family. I precook these whole with skins on till they are almost done.
1 onion diced or sliced up
1 can mushrooms or 1 c sliced fresh
salt,pepper, garlic powder
Make a white sauce by melting butter about 1/2 cup I used (remember I was making a big pan)
melt butter, then add wheat flour I used about 3/4 cup let this cook a little to cook the flour. Now add milk I used a couple cups. This is like making sausage gravy without the sausage. You want it thick but not super thick.
The potatoes I cooled enough to handle start slicing them. Cut these up anyway you want I sliced and left the skins on. I also sliced the onion again do this how you want. I layered potatoes,onion, mushrooms, diced ham, then a little cheese sharp cheddar works best but use what you want. These I layered till pan was full I put salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
The sauce I poured over the potatoes and topped that with cheese.
Bake at 350 for about an hour or till a little brown on top. The sauce will loosen up with the heat and move around in the pan some to mingle with other items. My ham was frozen so the juices from the ham helped with this as well.
This was to die for at our house add a veggie and you have a meal all in one pan except the veggie. That is what I like easy to serve and cook.
Prep wasn't hard but I have done all this before and I am a kinda throw it in the pan no measurement kinda cook. We have our flops more than most but thats how I learn. :0)
Hope you enjoy!
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