leftover ham innovations
We’ve got a few tasty ideas for those last remaining slices.
Ham & Egg Cups
Line the cups of a muffin tin with slices of leftover ham. Crack an egg on top of the ham; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for about 12 to 15 minutes. The egg white should be set and the yolks just slightly runny.
Make a stir-fry with leftover vegetables and ham. Toss with soy sauce and sesame oil. Serve on a bed of short-grain sticky rice or your favorite Asian noodle.
Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
Add chopped ham to your favorite boxed mac and cheese or homemade macaroni and cheese recipe. Toss in some peas for added color and flavor.
Shred slices of ham with your fingers and add it to your salads. We suggest something sweet to complement the flavor of the ham, like roasted sweet potatoes, beets and goat cheese.
Grilled Cheese and Ham
Add some protein and flavor to your grilled cheese sandwich. Try rye bread and Swiss cheese as an alternative.
Country Ham Relish
Combine leftover ham and golden raisins in a food processor; pulse until no raisins remain whole. In a bowl, blend this mixture using a spatula with cream cheese, mayonnaise and pickle relish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a dip or spread on a sandwich with a slice of tomato and lettuce.