Scallloped Potatoes With My Canadian Thanksgiving Ham

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by disco, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In my post of the Double Smoked Ham I did for Canadian Thanksgiving (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/...he-star-of-canadian-thanksgiving#post_1251346) I noted that I didn't go with the traditional turkey. So, I didn't go with the traditional mashed potatoes either. I did my favourite with ham, Scalloped potatoes.

    I started by making a cheese sauce. I melted 1/4 cup of butter and added 1/4 cup of flour to make a roux. I added 1 7/8 cups of milk and stirred until thickened.





    I added 1 cup of grated old cheddar, 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 3 dashes of Tabasco.




    I sliced 5-6 cups of potatoes, chopped 1 1/2 cup onions and cut 1/4 cup of butter.

    I put 1/3 of the potatoes in a greased casserole. I put 1/3 of the onions over the potatoes. I dotted the surface with 1/3 of the butter and then poured 1/3 of the cheese sauce over the top. I repeated these layers twice. I put the casserole in a 350 F oven, covered for 1/2 an hour. Then I removed the lid and cooked for another hour. I tested the potatoes with a fork and gave them another 10 minutes and they were done. I let them sit for 10 minutes before serving.






    I did a video of the project.



    These are so good and cheesy. I just love them with ham.

    Disco
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
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  2. Disco

    That looks GREAT! The only thing missing is my plate[​IMG].

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmmmm, those look great Disco!

    I could eat that whole batch! Love scalloped potatoes!! Haven't had any since last thanksgiving!
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Outstanding, Disco!  Those look amazing.  Appreciate your detailed post...Very nicely done Sir!  

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    Red
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love scalloped taters.    [​IMG]

    Great thread and I am gonna have to try them this way.

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  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, Sir. There is always a plate waiting for you, David.
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. Sounds like you should get cooking. There isn't enough great food like scalloped potatoes in the world.
    Thanks, Red. The point was very kind. 
    We just love those scalloped potatoes too. Thanks for the point, Adam.
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great Disco, very nice job indeed. I did a batch in the smoker took a little longer at 225 but it was over the top, try it one of these times you will not be disappointed 

    DS
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, DS. I will give that a try.

    Disco
     
  10. Thanks for the timely posting of this . 

    The DW was asking about a recipe for these over the weekend.

    Recommended temp/cook time?  Think I'll try these in the Treager in the next few days

    -Brian
     
  11. Thanks for sharing your recipe Disco, them scalloped taters look great !

    As already stated, this dish is great done on a pit.
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It depends how much you make but for the amount I made, I put it in 350 F covered for 1/2 hour, uncovered them and left them in 350 F for 70 minutes. I start testing with a fork after 60 minutes and stop cooking when a fork goes in with just a little resistance. I don't like them mushy.

    Disco
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice! Very Very Nice.

    I love scalloped potatoes, do you find the dryer irish potato is better than red potatoes?

    Great Post, I caught it on your website earlier.....

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  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Santa. I am going to try that.
    Thanks, Foam. There is a fight about which kind of potatoes to use. My wife likes the creamier Red Norlands we grow better in this dish. I prefer bakers like russets. Fortunately, both are good.

    Disco
     
  15. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job, they must have been great!
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, b-one. Even my friend who doesn't like potatoes enjoyed these.

    Disco
     
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang, you hooked me!

    I am not the biggest fan of turkey or ham?

    But I could make a meal of those spuds!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Merv. I'm afraid I ate enough to be a meal myself.

    Disco
     

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