December 09, 2013

Homemade Deviled Ham


Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb smoked ham
1 large shallot, quartered
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until nearly smooth. Refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to serving.


My thoughts:
It is that time of year again. No not Christmas! Ham season! Hams seem to go on sale twice a year, in December and again around Easter. I pretty much only buy whole hams then because they are so big, heavy and expensive the rest of the year. I turned this ham into sandwiches, stuffing and this zesty spread. Normally one only finds deviled ham in cans (ugh) but freshly made deviled ham is a delight, it similar to ham salad but smoother and a bit spicier. I like it on crackers or if I am feeling decadent in a deviled ham-grilled cheese sandwich. A worthy use of leftover holiday ham.


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