Thursday, January 31, 2013

Potatoes Gratin with Turkey Smoked Ham

     Wondering what to cook for dinner today? Here is a delicious recipe that you can make in no time: Potatoes gratin with smoked turkey ham. I usually use minced beef for this gratin, but I like to change it for turkey ham sometimes because it does not need any prior cooking and it gives a special flavor too. For the sauce, I use homemade bechamel sauce (white sauce). You may use the ready-made instead, but I don't think it has the same flavor. I want to mention that a lot of gratin recipes do not require boiling potatoes before using it. I prefer to do so because it's time saving. Well, I hope you enjoy this recipe!


- 300g to 400g Potatoes, sliced and boiled in salt water for 10 min (half cooked)
- 1/2 l Bechamel sauce (white sauce)
- 100g Smoked turkey ham slices
- 150g Cheddar cheese (or red cheese), shredded
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
 - Salt and pepper


Preheat your oven to 200°C.
1- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients apart from the sauce and cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then toss to coat.
2-  Put the mixture in a gratin pan, then add your bechamel sauce. It is better not to thicken the sauce a lot while cooking it since it will be cooked again in the oven.

3- Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Cook in the oven for 15 to 20 min or until the cheese is deep golden brown. Cooking time may defer so be careful not to over cook your gratin.

 Serve and enjoy your meal! 

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