Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We had another Raku firing yesterday. This is a red hot pot heading into the smoker.
Getting the lids on the smoking pots.
And the big reward, scalloped potatoes, glazed ham and garden lettuce. This dish of scalloped potatoes was the best I ever made. Actually, daughter Cherie and I made them together.
We thinly sliced potatoes and onions (lots of them because we are all potato lovers around here), and then boiled them until they were half cooked. Meanwhile we made a lot of fairly thick white sauce. I grated some mozzarella cheese and a bit of cheddar. We layered sauce, potato-onion mixture and cheese until it was all used up, ending with the white sauce. We popped it in the oven for about an hour, although it was cooked a bit sooner. We had to time it for when the Raku was done. Sometimes I add a little bit of Feta but I forgot. I also sometimes sprinkle Parmesan on at the end but forgot that too. It didn't suffer from lacking either one. I don't think there's any better combination than ham and scalloped potatoes.