Crockpot Scalloped Ham Potatoes Monday, Apr 8 2013 

We love this meal! I love it because its quick and easy to put together, and my boys love eating it because they loooove potatoes. 🙂

Crockpot Scalloped Ham Potatoes

5 medium potatoes, sliced thin (about 4 cups)
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cups ham, diced
1 cup cheese, shredded

Sauce:
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups water*

Place sliced potatoes in a bowl of water with 1/2 tsp cream of tartar or salt, then drain. This will keep potatoes from darkening. Layer potatoes in 5L/qt crock-pot. Then put onions and ham on top of potatoes.

Stir flour, salt and pepper together in saucepan. Whisk in milk gradually until no lumps remain. Heat and stir until boiling. Pour over potatoes in the crockpot. Top with shredded cheese.

Cover and cook on low for 9hrs or on high for 4.5hrs (I found my crockpot to only need about 3hrs on high – so check to see, it’ll depend a bit on the strength of your crockpot).

*I like to do part chicken broth, part milk. This last time I used approx 2/3 cup broth and the rest was milk.

Ham Croquettes Friday, Jul 8 2011 

I had some leftover ham I wanted to use up, and decided to make a ham loaf. When I looked up the recipe, at 4:30pm!, it said it takes 1.5hrs to cook. Oops. A bit late for our liking! I looked on allrecipes.com and found a croquette recipe. They are delicious! I could hardly stop eating them for supper! And now we’re snacking on them in the evening. 🙂  It’s definitely a keeper, that will be made over and over in our house! I didn’t have all the ingredients, so here is how I made mine (click here for the original recipe).

Ham Croquettes

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1lb ground ham (I put my ham slices through the food processor)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups dried breadcrumbs, divided
salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/8 cup water
Oil for frying

Mix together ham, cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (I didn’t add in salt since I find ham salty enough). Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture, and slightly flatten them. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip croquettes into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil, turning them once, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.

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