Sunday, December 21, 2008

What to do with all of that ham that you've got left over...

Ham is a staple on a lot of peoples Christmas tables.  This recipe will break the habit of just making sandwiches out of it.  I worked for a private club, and I made a version of this recipe after Easter one year.  The guys who ate from our buffet loved it, and it became an everyday addition to the buffet.  This recipe should be used as a guideline.  Add more or less of any ingredient to your liking.  The older chefs I knew called this "cooking by rule of thumb". 

Ham Salad

1 pound of ham cubed to fit in a food processor 
2 hard boiled eggs
1 T sweet pickle relish
1 T whole grain mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or to the consistency you like)
1 T chopped chives

In a food processor chop the ham and eggs.  Chop finely by pulsing. Do not puree the ham and eggs.  Remove from processor bowl.

In the new bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix.  It might need more or less of the mayo.  Use your own judgment.

Chill and use in sandwiches or simply atop some lettuce.  

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