We received a box of different cuts of pork the other day from Pat & Aprils Pork in Fort Covington. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this tasty ham steak was going to the church dinners at the Nicholville UMC with Jenny when we were first dating. What could be better than a fall harvest potluck dinner at your church? There were usually 3 or 4 different versions of macaroni and cheese, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, and pies, don’t forget the incredible pies.
So here is my homage to all the grandmothers out there who take their wonderful family recipes to the pot luck dinners at church….Thank You!
My version includes russet potatoes, Gruyere and Parmesan cheese, julienne ham, sweet cream, nutmeg, and bread crumbs with butter and fresh herbs. Serve this with a side of fresh greens tossed in Champagne vinaigrette and you have a very comforting meal.
Bon Appétit! Chef Brian