Not Your Ordinary Scalloped Potatoes With Ham

Not Your Ordinary Scalloped Potatoes With Ham
Serves 6
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1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 sweet potatoes (1 1/2 pound, about), sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 baking potatoes, 1 1/2 pounds, about), sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped cooked ham
2 cups (8-ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
1 3/4 cups whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces

Saute' onion in oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat, and set aside. Place potatoes in a large bowl.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine flour, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over potatoes, tossing to coat. Arrange half the potato mixture in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish or 3-quart gratin dish. Top with remaining potato mixture. Pour cream over potato mixture. Dot with butter, and cover with aluminum foil.

Bake at 400 degrees F. for 50 minutes. Uncover, top with remaining cheese, and bake 20 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and cheese is browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.