Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

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“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.”

Newfoundland Ham and Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

  • 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. Enjoy these Ham and Scalloped Potatoes.

Newfoundland Historic Fact: The Establishment of St. John’s as a Capital

St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, has a rich history dating back to the early 16th century. It is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. St. John’s became the administrative and commercial center of Newfoundland, thriving on the cod fishing industry. The city’s strategic location made it an important military and naval base for the British. Over the centuries, St. John’s has grown and evolved, but it still retains its historic charm and vibrant cultural heritage.

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