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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

After weeks of street tacos, burritos, restaurant enchiladas and coastal Mexico's version of pizza I was in the mood for a taste from home. I went to one of my comfort food favorites, scalloped potatoes and ham. This is my pressure cooker version.

Potatoes and ham. Two of my favorite foods!

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

  • Potatoes, peeled and sliced ... about 4
  • Ham (in this case deli sliced ham as that is what we had), a couple slices
  • 1 Onion, sliced then coarsely chopped
  • 2 tblsp Butter
  • 2 tblsp Flour
  • 1-2 cups Milk
  • Cheese, a couple slices of manchego and American
  • Salt and pepper

Layer the sliced potatoes, ham, and onion in the pressure cooker. (1 layer potatoes, then ham, then onion, and then a 2nd layer potatoes, etc).

Cover with water. Bring to pressure 15 psi for 4 minutes. Let the pot naturally release and pour off excess water.

In a separate pan melt the butter. Stir in the flour a little at a time making a roux. Then slowly add the milk making a sauce. Bring to boil till it starts to thicken then lower heat. Add cheese until melted and season with salt and pepper.

Even a fancy French sauce is possible with a two burner alcohol stove.

Pour sauce over the potatoes, onion, and ham.

A lovely comforting dish served at sunset Punta Mita.  Thanks Hannah for the lovely dish towel.