I always buy those holiday hams, after the holiday.
I’ll cut them up and freeze them. Well, ham gets kind of boring after a while..a ham sandwich..eh..BORING. The holiday ham makes a large amount of ham. I can’t pass it over though, because it is so cheap. However, I always end up throwing much of it away.
Two days ago I was grinding some up to make ham salad, which my company doesn’t like. As I was processing the ham, grinding it up on the coarse chop, I gave it a taste. Pretty GOOD! I guess chopping it up releases the juice, mixes up the fat in it, or whatever. For whatever reason, that tasted good. It was a smoked shank ham. This is REAL ham, not the processed kind you get as lunch ham.
So I divided it up, making one plain ham, and one ham salad, and put about 8 oz each in bowls. Then, into the refrigerator.
Today, I made a grilled cheese. I decided to try the ham, just a hint of it, between two slices of American cheese. Sprinkled some on there, just a hint..I was not in a “ham” mood. I used maybe 2 tablespoons of the ground up ham. I grilled it on the Foreman, using a sparing layer of Margerine on both the inner, and outer slices of the bread.
Boy it came out GREAT! I used high quality bread, Roma Vienna Slice, my favorite brand of bread. What a great sandwich, at a cheap price.
Both the food processor, and the Foreman grill are Salvation Army specials. Cost me next to nothing.