This is a recipe we love to make when we have leftover ham. It can also me made without the ham, and served as a side dish.
6 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
8 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups milk
12-14 medium small or medium potoatoes
3-4 cups chopped, cooked ham
In a medium saucepan sautè onions in melted butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add all the milk. Whisk often, cooking over medium-low heat until thick and bubbly.
Peel, wash, and thinly slice potatoes. Grease a large baking dish. Preheat oven to 350°.
In the baking dish spread half the potatoes on the bottom, sprinkle on half the ham, and pour half the white sauce on top. Repeat layer with the other half of ingredients.
Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour, stirring once or twice (Until potatoes are slightly softened.) Uncover, and bake for 15-20 minutes more until potatoes are completely soft.