This is a great dish for an Easter brunch where ham is making the main meat debut. I came up with this recipe during the holidays when I was menu planning and trying to avoid the plain and often boring ol' mashed potato side dish. I love potatoes and can't quite live without the carbs, but I wanted to have something different that complimented any meat main. This dish, scalloped potatoes with smoked gouda cheese and sauteed pancetta with shallots is the perfect compliment to any menu. It's Delicious!! The pancetta and shallots are the perfect combination with the smoked gouda cheese. You can get the recipe here at 2 Savory Palates- a blog started by my friend and I.