Monday, February 4, 2008

Comfort Food

What's lovely about raw milk is that it doesn't go bad. "Dead" milk will rot, raw milk will just turn pleasantly sour. And it makes the BEST scalloped potatoes. Absolute best. Simple, but oh-so-yummy recipe:

3 medium russets, sliced thin
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 TBS butter
2TBS flour
dash salt
fresh ground pepper
1 1/4 cups raw milk, slightly soured (about a week old)
3/4 cup shredded or diced sharp cheddar (or whatever you have on hand)
2 cups diced ham

Preheat oven to 350. Grease casserole. Saute onion and garlic in butter. Add flour. Add milk all at once and stir until thickened. Stir in cheese. Layer 1/2 potatoes in casserole. Top with diced ham and 1/2 the sauce. Add the rest of the potatoes and top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Remove cover and bake 30 minutes more.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

my milk is to this stage about now. i'll give this recipe a try too, thanks!