A lot of my recipes are those I’ve sort of made up through goofing around in the kitchen, not really having the ingredients I’m supposed to have to make the recipe I’ve got in mind to cook. So what starts out to be something out of a cookbook turns out to be a variation on a theme. My scalloped potatoes is one of those recipes.
You can make this in a deep baking dish (which I usually do) or in a lasagna-type pan (which I’ve done when the baking dishes aren’t washed and I’m too lazy to wash one by hand).
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
6-8 potatoes washed and sliced into about 1/4″ pieces (I leave the skins on since I heard that skins are good for you, but you don’t have to)
large onion or a bunch of green onions cut into bite-sized pieces
ham slice cut into bite-sized pieces (I usually use ham and about a third of a summer sausage cut into bite-sized pieces because the summer sausage adds some of its own spice, but this isn’t absolutely needed)
dill or another spice either fresh or dried, to taste
2 cups milk (I’ve used whole, 2 percent, and skim at one time or another; all work)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 butter or margarine
non-stick spray like Pam (more…)