Showing posts with label how to use up leftover ham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label how to use up leftover ham. Show all posts

03 July 2014

Fast and Frugal: Summer Ham Sandwich Spread


Ham, Hard-Boiled Egg and Pickle Spread

Summer Mondays - the traditional closing day in the restaurant business - were often picnic days when we were kids. Early in the morning, my father would gas up the old Ford and shop for snacks while my mother made sandwiches from Sunday leftovers.

Here's my take on her Ham, Hard-Boiled Egg and Pickle Spread, which is perfect for a Fourth of July weekend meal or snack:

  • 1/4 pound ham, cubed
  • 4 hardboiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread-and-butter pickles
  • 1-3 teaspoons minced onions
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Place ham, eggs and pickles in a food processor and grind to a paste. Add minced onions and mayo. (I tossed in some pickled carrots when I made it recently.) No need to add salt.

Chill before serving. Makes a great sandwich or cracker spread.

This is a tasty way to use up ham or chicken. I love it on whole-grain bread, and it can be use on home-made sub sandwiches, too.

15 April 2014

Breakfast Casserole with Ham, Brie and Lingonberries - and Swedish Rye Bread

Transparency is always the best policy when blogging. If you try to assume a role, or pretend to be what you are not, readers will catch on sooner or later.


So let me be perfectly transparent: This dish started out as a grilled sandwich. Visually seduced by all the grilled cheese sandwiches other bloggers have posted lately, especially those oozing with Brie, I visualized what I was going to call a Door County Swedish Grilled Sandwich, on Swedish rye with lingonberries and ham.