Happy Easter!

Today I have recipes for using leftover ham.

Ham Salad

1-1/2 lbs. ham

1 hard-boiled egg

1 stalk celery roughly chopped

2 tsp. sweet pickle relish

3/4 c. mayonnaise

1 Tbls. mustard

Assorted crackers and/or soft rolls

Put the ham, egg, celery and onion into a blender or food processor (season with a bit of pepper). Pulse (short, quick pulses) 20-25 times to mince.

Combine remaining ingredients into a separate bowl (sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise and mustard). Then stir in minced ham mixture.

Cover and chill.

Frittata

6 eggs, beaten

1-oz.Parmesan, grated

1/2 tsp. pepper

Pinch salt

1 tsp. butter

1/2 c. chopped roasted asparagus

1/2 c. chopped country ham

1 Tbls. chopped parsley

Preheat oven to broil setting.

In medium size bowl, using a fork, blend together eggs, Parmesan, pepper and salt. Heat 12-inch non-stick, oven safe sauté pan over medium high heat. Add butter to pan and melt. Add asparagus and ham to pan and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour egg mixture into pan and stir with rubber spatula. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set up on top. Sprinkle with parsley.

Place pan into oven and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy. Remove from pan and cut into 6 servings. Serve immediately.

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

4 Large hamburger buns

2 Tbls. butter

1 lb. sliced ham

8 Slices Cheese, Mozzarella, Swiss or Cheddar

1/4 c. mayonnaise

2 Tbls. Dijon mustard

Preheat your oven’s broiler to high. Split open the hamburger buns and place on a large baking sheet. Coat the buns evenly with the butter. Toast under preheated broiler for 1-2 minutes until golden.

Switch the oven broiler off and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Layer half of the ham slices evenly on the bottom of each bun. Top with a slice of cheese. Repeat these layers one more time.  Place the top buns on the sandwiches.

Bake the sandwiches for 7-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.  

In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise and mustard and serve with the hot sandwiches.