Monday, April 2, 2012

Cheesy Potatoes and Ham

Jason got me a crock pot cookbook for Christmas this past year and I had forgotten all about it until he pulled it out one day.  I try to do one crock pot meal a week for him so he has leftovers for work.  Some of the recipes have been questionable and haven't turned out so well, but even I thought this one looked good!  Original recipe called for 2 tsp of salt - two teaspoons!  I didn't add any salt, with the ham and cheese I didn't think it would need any.

Cheesy Potatoes and Ham
4 Servings

1/2 lb fully cooked ham, cut into bite sized pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cups peeled and chopped russet potatoes (about 3 large)
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1.  Combine the ham, potatoes, onion and black pepper in the crock pot.
2.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.  Add the flour and stir until fully incorporated.  Slowly add in the milk and cook, until smooth and thickened, stirring frequently.  Once thick, turn off the heat and add the cheese - stir until cheese is melted.

3.  Pour cheese mixture over potatoes and ham and carefully mix.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Enjoy!