Tuesday

scalloped

we're still recovering from this year's urban family easter and definitely still enjoying all the leftovers! doctor pepper & mustard glazed ham, horseradish deviled eggs, homemade pickles, burrata with melted leeks and italian style cheesecake with blood orange marmalade were just a few of the favorites. lots of leftover ham so we had to make some scalloped potatoes with ham, fennel and irish cheddar. this dish makes a nice meal for two with a simple side salad.

we've also got a a few other things we're excited about right now. thrilled to get this book in the mail yesterday - we love the art of jason munn, and so do our walls which are covered in his fabulous concert posters. check out jen's newest etsy shop, feather & bone, filled with beautiful prints from a trip to the university of colorado museum of natural history. and finally, we're very excited to see molly speak at her book signing here tonight! oh, and yesterday was opening day in ballparks around the country, so make some purcell dogs and start watching baseball!

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
serves 2

2 tbs olive oil
1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
2-3 small russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced ham
2 cups shredded cheese, such as sharp irish cheddar or gruyere
fresh ground black pepper
preheat oven to 400 degrees F. grease a 1.5 quart baking dish and set aside. in a medium saute pan, heat olive oil and add red onion and fennel. cook over medium high heat until wilted, about 6 minutes. layer 1/3 of the potatoes on bottom of baking dish, overlapping slightly. layer with 1/2 of the ham, then half of the onion and fennel, and top with 1/3 of the shredded cheese. continue with another layer and finish with remaining potatoes, a few grinds of pepper and remaining cheese. loosely cover with foil, tented so as not to stick to the cheese, and bake 35 minutes. remove foil and bake 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and brown. let cool 10 minutes before serving. enjoy!

13 comments:

Louise (artofcuisine.com) said...

Your Easter menu sounds delicious, lovely leftover idea

The French said...

Yum. I love the idea of fennel. Will definitely try this. Thanks:)

hannah said...

this sounds amazing...will try this out.

LOVE your blog!

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littleclove said...

My mom used to make ham and scalloped potatoes every year with our leftover holiday ham. Thanks for reminding me about this yummy dish. Your version is slightly different and sounds amazing. I don't have any more ham left, but will file this one away for next time.

Thanks!

Gemma said...

Potatoes, fennel, ham, and cheese - not a combo I've tried but one I'm definitely keen to...

Mark Scarbrough said...

Actually sounds like a great breakfast to me.

Jocy said...

What a delicious blog. Seriously. I'm impaired in the kitchen, but blogs like yours make me think I could actually give it another go.

Christina said...

this sounds delicious... brought such wonderful memories of my grandmother.
i love it here.

Jenae said...

can we do urban family easter over so I can try these scalloped potatoes? you guys are amazing! Yay, baseball!

Removalist Melbourne said...

I love this recipe. It looks delicious.
I can't wait to try it.

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