"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
6-8 potatoes (thinly sliced) 1 large slice of smoked ham (cubed) 8 oz. grated white sharp cheddar 1 onion (finely chopped) 1 1/2 cup cream 1 l/2 cup whole milk 1 tsp. liquid smoke 1/2 stick butter
Heat butter, cream, milk, liquid smoke and onion. Grease bottom of baking dish, Layer potatoes, ham, cheese. Sprinkle with a little flour. Layer twice. Pour sauce on top, cover with foil. Bake 1 1/2 hours 350º.
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