I’m not sure about your home but it seems every time I have served a ham in the past I end up with tons of leftover ham…I could say I was making a pig out of myself with the amount of leftovers but that would be a stupid joke. I do find it amazing that I can buy an 11 pound ham, 5 pounds less than the 16 pound turkey I bought for Thanksgiving, and, despite my family eating way more ham than they had turkey, I end up with a barrel load more ham. Good thing we like ham in our house!
As I said in my Holiday Leftovers post, one of my favorite leftover recipes is my family’s ham spread! It is YU-UM-MY!!! You can put it on bread for sandwiches, crackers as an appetizer or dip for chips! What makes it even better to me – all the ingredients are pretty much staples in my house and probably most pantries. For about 10 minutes worth of work I can get rid of leftovers, feed my family and make space in my fridge. A total win-win for me!
About 3 cups of leftover ham
1 cup minced green onions
2 large spoonful of light mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
(Generally speaking, its 3 parts ham to 1 part green onion.)
- Chop up the leftover ham and mince in a food processor until you have about 3 cups of ham. Place in medium sized mixing bowl.
- Mince about 6 green onions (enough to make about 1 cup). Add to ham in medium bowl.
- Add 2 large spoonful to the ham and onion. Sprinkle salt and pepper in the bowl. Mix the ham, green onion, mayonnaise, salt and pepper until well combined.
- Serve as a dip or spread on rolls or bread and enjoy as a sandwich.