Honey Glazed Ham with Swiss and Gruyere Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
Most years my Dad is given a ham at work and my parents share it with myself and my siblings. Our portion arrived yesterday and what goes better with ham than scalloped potatoes?
I tried a new recipe that was super tasty so here it goes ... be prepared for a long baking time, but it is worth it!!
Preheat the oven to 350*. Prepare a 9 x13 pan so the potatoes don't stick. After slicing 2 lbs of russet potatoes into 1/8" slices, lay 1/3 of the potatoes in the pan. Season the potatoes with pepper and layer 1/2 c diced onions and 1/2 c of swiss/gruyere cheese. Add a few slices of chopped, cooked turkey bacon with 1 tbsp fresh parsley and 1 tbsp fresh chives.
Repeat this process again beginning with the potato slices and follow the stated order above. Finish with the remaining potato slices. Pour 2 1/2 c fat free half and half over the potatoes and cover with foil to bake for about an hour.
After the hour of baking, remove the foil and bake another 40 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the moisture is absorbed.
With about 15 baking time remaining for the potatoes, place the ham in a pan with a bit of honey to carmelize and cook through.
Serve and enjoy!