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Ham Salad? or Spread?

04 Jan
Ham Salad

Ham Salad

For years Mark has been asking me to make him Ham salad from our leftover ham. I make it and every time he says it’s not what he was thinking of. I only know Ham salad as being chunky, like tuna salad and egg salad. But Mark wants his finely minced, like a spread. I finally broke down and tried very hard to make it the way his Uncle Fred does. Here is what I did it.

Ingredients: This makes enough for many sandwiches

  • 3 cups ham, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 10 Sweet Gherkins Pickles
  • 3 tsp Whole Grain Mustard
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Mayonnaise

You’ll need to use your food processor for this recipe. Knife skills just don’t seem to do the job well enough. Pulse the chopped ham in the food processor until it is finely minced. You’ll know you are there when it is light, fluffy and feathery. Set the ham aside in a large bowl. Now add the carrots, celery, onion and pickle to the processor and pulse until they also are finely minced. Add these to the bowl of ham. Add the mustard and mayonnaise and stir until completely combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Suggestions: Serve as a sandwich spread or Mark’s favorite way, on crackers as a snack.

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