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Posted by / Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Country Ham Salad


I get to pull out my meat grinder a couple of times a year.  Between Christmas and New Year's is always one of those times for me and my family.  I love ham.  I like a spiral sweet ham but my preference is a good salty country ham.  I support buying local and I know I live fairly close to the capital of country hams but my ham comes from Kentucky — specifically Broadbent's of Kuttawa County Kentucky.  I have been purchasing this brand of ham for the table for years and it ships directly to my parents house as an annual gift.  Every year dad always comments on how clean the ham is right out of the bag.  The flavor of this award winning ham is unmatched in my book.


If you do not own a meat grinder shame on you.  If you need a meat grinder you can find plenty on Etsy or you can go straight to BehindTheScreenDoor and purchase the last one I have in my shop.


Ingredients:
Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a bowl mixing until moist. Ham salad can be served as a sandwich, on crackers, or eaten right out of the bowl.


You may remember my pimento cheese post where I stated I grew up on that southern staple. Ham salad is another southern staple I always remember having within a week after Christmas. So clean off that ham bone, make ham salad and freeze the bone for a split pea or bean soup in January. Can you see where I am going with this?

What leftovers do you remember and continue as traditions in your household?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well

12 comments:

  1. Shame on me for not owning a meat grinder! How would a food processor work? I remember my grandmother chopping the heck out of the ham for her ham salad.

    My favorite holiday leftover? My grandma's creamy, turkey noodle soup made with the turkey carcass and thick, spongy egg noodles. There's nothing like it!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Well Rebecca the only problem with a food processor is when you mix metal blades, fat, meat, and high speed you tend to cook the meat as opposed to grinding it. If you have the grinding attachment for a Sunbeam mixer that would be a different story.

    I like the sound of your grandmas turkey soup as I seem to have caught a little cold and that sounds so comforting. Happy New Year!

    E.A.T.

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  3. One of my favorites as well! Looks divine.

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  4. Thanks Kendra and as you know that's just how us Southerners roll.

    E.A.T.

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  5. All that's missing is a sleeve of Ritz crackers to dip in that salad. Mmmmm

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  6. Made a ham yesterday and am making this today! Plus ham biscuits for life. :D Happy new year!

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    1. Awesomeness! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  7. This looks delicious. Glad to see I'm not the only one who swears by Dukes.

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    2. Yes, grew up on Dukes! Is there another brand? Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Should use that machine more often. You have made a great use of it. :) Loved this recipe.

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  9. there is no such county in kentucky as Kuttawa. Kuttawa is a city in Lyon County Kentucky.

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