Happy Hamapalooza! My annual celebration of all things HAM!
Because I married a southerner (you can take the boy out of North Carolina, but...), our Easter feasts are centered around a hickory-smoked ham and, as I learned long ago, an 11-pound ham shared between two people requires just a little extra imagination. Here's a greatest Hamapalooza hit that I hope you'll try... and love!
Yep, you heard me.
I diced some ham.
I diced some of the Easter pommes dauphinoise. (Recipe Here...)
I added a bit of Dijon and mayo... an egg and some bread crumbs... some salt and pepper.
And then I remembered I had some cooked quinoa, so I tossed some of that in as well.
Formed "burgers." Coated them in cracker crumbs. Fried them in EVOO.
Made a sauce of mayo, chives, and some lime juice.
Served them with my grandmother's classic cabbage salad (click below)... and some undressed arugula.
Wow. These are stellar.
I just want to remind you...
Your Easter ham is a treasure trove, not a burden.
PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!