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Old 12-30-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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Leftover Ham

Could someone t ell me if they have a recipe to use with leftover ham? I did see one with noodles but when I have to find it, I can't. Thanks.


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Old 12-30-2005, 07:48 AM   #2
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I am making this tonight, with our leftover ham. I seen this on a TV show, and it looked awesome. Also, I have never pureed a chowder!!! So this is going to be interesting!!!

Ham and Corn Chowder

3 Tablespoons olive oil or bacon fat
1/2 cup diced onions
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/2 cup smoked ham, sausage or Cajun taso Ham; diced
1/4 cup green bell peppers, diced
1 cup potatoes, peeled and medium diced
3 cups fresh corn kernels
1-2 tablespoons diced chipotle peppers
3 cups chicken stock or water
2 cups cream
Kosher salt and black peppers
1/2 cup jump lump crab meat garnish (optional)
  1. In an 8 qt. saucepan heat butter and oil and saute onions, celery, garlic, and ham for 5 minutes.
  2. Add corn, green bell peppers, and chipotle peppers. Stir well.
  3. Add stock and potatoes and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 20-30 minutes -- until potatoes are tender.
  5. Add cream and simmer another 20 minutes.
  6. Taste for salt and pepper.
  7. Place mixture in a food processor and puree. (This may make 2 batches)
  8. Place soup in service bowls and garnish with crab meat, croutons or diced bacon.
Serves 8.

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Old 12-30-2005, 07:51 AM   #3
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Hi, ITK. Erik - that looks like a fantastic recipe - wel'll be trying it soon!

Leftover ham is great in scalloped potatoes or chopped up in tinier pieces and used in a twice-baked potato. Brown it up in a skillet and serve with scrambled eggs.
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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I would grill it with pineapple chunks, or dice it up and make a casserole with potatoes, scallion, cheese of your choice and bechamelle
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:08 AM   #5
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Shredded (torn into thin pieces, if possible) and tossed in your favourite bbq sauce and/or some grainy mustard and placed into a hearty roll or between some sour dough or other delicious bread, with oodles of salad greens and perhaps some slices of bell peppers.

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:47 AM   #6
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Thank you! Due to the amount of servings one gets from this recipe I am going to try it. Thanks for being so prompt as I am going to the store this morning to avoid any New Year's crowd, if that is possible. I love the ham but then salvaging it later is not easy. I appreciate all the suggestions but this is new one and I sure will give try. Thanks to all of you and good luck with your leftovers.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:10 AM   #7
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Mom always made ham and lima bean soup. It's got a thinish broth, but it is seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper and cinnamon. There's also a sweetness to the soup from brown sugar. I adore it (major comfort food, when served with a good rye bread slathered with butter), but unfortunately, nobody else in my family likes it, so I stopped making it.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:39 AM   #8
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Shame nobody liked the soup. Sound delicious to me. I don't keep recipes the family doesn't care for either. I like them but they don't. Thanks for suggestion but since have limited time I will make this ham and chowder. I just hope it fills them up. Thanks jkath. Good to hear from you. Sounds like things are calming down or are they just being pu t on hold till next year? You got recipe for the soup or do you just 'wing' it?
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:07 PM   #9
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Ham salad for sandwiches...grind together ham, hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese, add sweet pickle relish, Miracle Whip and mustard. Mix well and eat on your choice of bread, toasted or not, or crackers...
Ham & Beans for New Year's Day...
Ham & split pea soup, with potatoes and carrots...
Ham and peas in your mac & cheese...
and the great catch-all...fritatta.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:24 PM   #10
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Scalloped potatoes and ham
cube ham,peel and slice 6 to 8 med potatoes. 1 onion sliced, put in a roaster that has been sprayed with a oil. 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, one can water, one can milk. Salt and Pepper to taste. 2 tlb flour.Mix well with a wire whip and add to potatoes and ham.Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hr or longer if need be. potatos should be fork tender.

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