“Newfoundland ham and scalloped potatoes is a beloved dish that represents the heart and soul of Newfoundland cuisine. This hearty and comforting meal combines thinly sliced potatoes, layers of succulent ham, and a creamy sauce. The dish is then baked until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden and bubbly. The combination of flavors and textures creates a satisfying and flavorful experience. Newfoundlanders take pride in this traditional recipe, which has been passed down through generations. It is often enjoyed during family gatherings, holidays, or as a Sunday dinner staple. Newfoundland ham and scalloped potatoes exemplify the warm hospitality and culinary heritage.”
- 3-4 tbsp. margarine
- 2 tbsp. chopped onion.
In a heavy skillet melt the margarine. Sauté onions until tender. Set aside while preparing the following sauce:
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- dash pepper
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 2 cups sliced potatoes.
- 2 cups sliced (or cubed) ham.
- buttered breadcrumbs
- grated cheese.
In a heavy saucepan, combine cornstarch with a little milk. Gradually add remaining milk. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until sauce begins to thicken. Add remaining ingredients. Combine well. Blend in the sauteed onions.
Butter a 1 ½ – 2 qt. casserole. Peel and slice 2 cups raw potatoes.
Beginning with potatoes, alternate layers of potatoes, ham, and sauce mixture. Top with buttered crumbs and cheese. Bake uncovered in a 3750F oven for one hour. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes.