Posted by Tim Vidra / 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.
- Broadbent's country ham chunks through a meat grinder to make two cups.
- Duke's mayonnaise (to taste)
- Sweet pickle (to taste)
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?
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