Ham and Swiss Scalloped Potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
Half of a large white onion, chopped
2 big cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups half and half
1/4 cup flour
7 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
1 1/2 cups grated swiss cheese
1 cup chopped ham
Preheat the oven to 425º.
Saute the onions and garlic in the butter on medium high heat. Turn down the heat to low and add the half and half, thyme, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Whisk in the flour, making sure no lumps remain.
Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour a thin layer of the half and half mixture in the bottom of the pan. Top with a thin layer of about half of the potatoes. Top the potatoes with 1/2 cup of the ham. Top the ham with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Keep layer the ingredients until you’re done. Make sure you end with cheese on top. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the top is bubbly and browned.