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Old 09-23-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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I am trying to clean out my freezer and found a ham. I know the standard recipes, scalloped potatoes, omelets, all sorts of soups and hashes etc

But what use for ham did you use it in that was surprisingly good?

For me would be teriyaki ham fried rice. I found the recipe on Hawaiian site and it's really good. I am planning on one leftover meal to be that. Any others?
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:58 AM
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Creamed ham

2 cups small pieces of ham
1 2 oz. jar of minced pimento
1 tbsp dry sherry
2 cups whole milk
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cracked white or black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt

Toast, English muffins, biscuits, or noodles

Make a bechamel sauce. Melt the butter, then add the flour. Make a roux and let it bubble a bit for at least three minutes. While the roux is cooking heat the the milk to almost but not quite boiling. Taste the roux to make sure that the flour taste is gone. Then add the milk all at once and stir. Let it settle down and simmer for a couple minutes. Add the pimento, drained or not, sherry, and pepper. Let it cook slowly for five minutes. Add the ham. Let the ham heat. Add more milk (it doesn to to be heated this time) if necessary (not too much; you can't rethicken it). Add salt if needed. Pour the creamed ham over the hot bread or noodles.

Heating the milk and pouring it in all at once prevents lumps.

You can sprinkle some smoked paprika (not the hot or the sweet) over the ham; it makes a nice presentation and adds a tiny something (j'en sais quoi) to the taste.

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Old 09-23-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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I am trying to clean out my freezer and found a ham. I know the standard recipes, scalloped potatoes, omelets, all sorts of soups and hashes etc

But what use for ham did you use it in that was surprisingly good?

For me would be teriyaki ham fried rice. I found the recipe on Hawaiian site and it's really good. I am planning on one leftover meal to be that. Any others?
My wife is bugging me to make ham balls. It's a big deal at the church potluck. Grind up ham, smother it in BBQ sauce. It's really pretty tasty.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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I love both ideas!

Vizio, do you use anything to keep them in a "ball" shape?
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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Not creative or inventive, but the only ways I have ham are ...
My favorite use for ham is macaroni salad with cheddar cheese and LOTS of chopped ham. LOTS and LOTS.
Scalloped potatoes with LOTS of chopped ham.
Cheese omelets with LOTS of chopped ham.
Baked ham with a mixture of mustard and brown sugar for dipping.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Use it in place of the sausage in biscuits & gravy.

Ham chili (especially white chili) is to die for.

Quiche filling.

I would add a few layers of ham choppings to a potato gallette or a rice casserole with veggies.

You know what else it would be really good in -- tamale pie.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Use it in place of the sausage in biscuits & gravy.

Ham chili (especially white chili) is to die for.

Quiche filling.

I would add a few layers of ham choppings to a potato gallette or a rice casserole with veggies.

You know what else it would be really good in -- tamale pie.
I have one bag left for tomorrow's use. I think I am going to try the white chili recipe for it. I did the creamed ham yesterday, yum. Today is normal use, split pea and ham. Tomorrow though, leaning toward the chili!
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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I love both ideas!

Vizio, do you use anything to keep them in a "ball" shape?
I honestly don't know. I just know they're kind of yummy. I always enjoy eating them.


** did some googling....it looks like you mix it with ground beef or pork and make it into a meatball.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:18 PM
 
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chopped ham salad -- basically finely chopped ham mixed with chopped mild onions, mayo, and grainy spicy mustard
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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Creamed ham

2 cups small pieces of ham
1 2 oz. jar of minced pimento
1 tbsp dry sherry
2 cups whole milk
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cracked white or black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt

Toast, English muffins, biscuits, or noodles

Make a bechamel sauce. Melt the butter, then add the flour. Make a roux and let it bubble a bit for at least three minutes. While the roux is cooking heat the the milk to almost but not quite boiling. Taste the roux to make sure that the flour taste is gone. Then add the milk all at once and stir. Let it settle down and simmer for a couple minutes. Add the pimento, drained or not, sherry, and pepper. Let it cook slowly for five minutes. Add the ham. Let the ham heat. Add more milk (it doesn to to be heated this time) if necessary (not too much; you can't rethicken it). Add salt if needed. Pour the creamed ham over the hot bread or noodles.

Heating the milk and pouring it in all at once prevents lumps.

You can sprinkle some smoked paprika (not the hot or the sweet) over the ham; it makes a nice presentation and adds a tiny something (j'en sais quoi) to the taste.
Going to forward this to my gf. Thanks
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