For some reason, I almost always automatically pair baked ham with mashed potatoes and either corn or string beans. Thinking about mashed potatoes reminded me that my potato masher is one of the many kitchen items that mysteriously disappeared during one of my moves post-Hurricane Katrina. I realize you can make mashed potatoes without a masher, but that's what prompted me to try something different for a change. I recently picked up a container of Chipotle Seasoned Panko Crumbs that had yet to be opened, so I decided to take those for a spin to come up with these simple stacks.
1 Russet Potato (filled 3 ramekins)
Chipotle Seasond Panko Crumbs
I have made stacks before, but was cooking for a crowd at the time, so I used a large muffin pan. Since I was just making this for myself, I opted to use a ramekin. I was surprised that the one potato actually filled three.
For good measure, I gave each ramekin a quick spray of PAM, then sprinkled Panko Crumbs in the bottom.
Slice the potato into very thin slices on a mandoline if you have one, dip them in butter, letting the excess drip off, and layer them in the ramekins, alternating between one layer with a sprinkle of Parmesan and the next layer with a sprinkle of Panko, finishing with Panko on the top layer.
I did not bother peeling my potatoes, but you certainly can if you want. Knowing the stacks would shrink down some, I piled them above the rim of the ramekin. Also, because the potato slices were oblong, rather than stacking them evenly, I chose to turn them in different directions. If you wanted to get really picky/fancy about it, you could always cut out perfect rounds with a cookie cutter.
My ham baked for one hour at 350°, so that's exactly how I cooked the potatoes. If you use a muffin pan, they may cook more quickly. It was very easy to just slip a fork underneath the stacks to remove them from the ramekins. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much heat the Panko Crumbs packed. They had a really great flavor, and the Parmesan added a slight saltiness and held the stacks together.