Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What to do with Leftover Ham!

If you have hosted many parties this holiday season, you have probably been battling leftovers.  I recently shared with you how much ham we have been eating around here and shared a few new recipes with you in case you were looking for a new one to try. In addition to the great ham recipes we have tried though, we have also been trying to find some new ideas for leftovers. Rarely do we eat an entire ham so we always have the dilemma on what to do with the leftovers. I know for Thanksgiving my Mom made both a ham and a turkey and we had half of a ham leftover. She simply stuck it in the freezer and we recently reheated it for a quick and easy dinner of simple ham sandwiches.  It was really quick and the ham still tasted great!!! If you have an abundance of ham leftover, here are a couple of our favorite (and easy) recipes that you can try to help get rid of some of it!!!

Deluxe Baked Potato with Ham


1 large russet potato
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Hormel® Cure 81® Sliced Ham, diced
2 tablespoons sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste


Pierce potato with fork; wrap in paper towel. Microwave on HIGH (100%) 6 minutes or until softened.

In shallow dish, place potato; split lengthwise. Mash butter into hot potato pulp. Sprinkle with ham; top with sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.

Ham Scramble


1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups Cure 81® Boneless Ham, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
8 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 English muffins, split, toasted and buttered


In large skillet, melt butter. Add ham and onions. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until onions are tender.

In bowl, beat together eggs, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Add to ham mixture. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on bottom.

Draw spatula across bottom of skillet to form large curds. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set, but still moist and glossy. Serve immediately over English muffin halves.

You can also chop ham up and put into omelets and soups, heat it up and serve on buns for a quick sandwich or re-freeze it to use later. What do you do with leftover ham????

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