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broccoli ham potatoes
Potato, Ham and
Broccoli Gratin

 

Menu Plan for the week of Feb. 8, 2013:  Sunday's Recipes

Potato, Ham and Broccoli Gratin

Cooking time: 10 minutes prep, 60 baking          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      Scalloped potatoes, a bit of onion, some ham and broccoli, and you have a complete dinner from the oven with very little work.   Bake it earlier or the day before and reheat it if you like....   Oh, and if you leave it in for an extra 30 minutes because you got busy and forgot?  As long as it's covered, no problem...

Potato, Ham and Broccoli Gratin                        Preparation and cooking time: 70 minutes
    A bit of cutting and slicing, add flour and cover with milk and cheese.  What could be easier?  An hour later a dinner, piping hot and creamy, pops out of the oven, ready to serve.

2 medium potatoes
1/2 medium - large head broccoli
1 onion
8oz (250gr) baked ham   a slice about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick
1/3 cup flour
1 cup (8oz, 240ml) milk
1 tbs Dijon mustard
3/4 cup (3oz, 90gr) shredded cheese

Cut broccoli into small florets, including stems.  Cut the onion in quarters then slice thinly.  Slice the potatoes 1/8 inch (.3cm) thick.  Cut ham into 1 inch (2.5 cm) squares.  Put the broccoli, potatoes, onions and ham into a large bowl.  Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat as evenly as possible.  Put the whole lot into a large glass baking dish.  Whisk the milk and mustard together and pour carefully over the vegetables.  Sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and bake at 400F (200C) for an hour or until the potatoes are done. Uncover for the last 10 minutes to brown the cheese.  Serve.

Note:  You could bake it in a slower oven for longer: 350F (175C) for 90 minutes, if that suits your schedule.

Cooking schedule: 70 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large bowl, medium bowl, whisk, large glass baking
dish with lid or foil

Turn oven on 400F (200C)  or lower for longer
Cut broccoli, ham
Slice potatoes, onions

Toss everything with flour
Put into a baking dish
Whisk milk, mustard
Pour milk over vegetables
Sprinkle with cheese, cover and bake
    Go do something else for an hour
Uncover to brown cheese
Remove and serve