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Wife wants honey baked ham for Xmas. Looking for a fun side to cook. Pairing suggestions?

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audrey kasindorf added 4 months ago

A sweet potato gratin would work nicely. Also caramelized brussel sprouts and home made biscuits would be great as well!

David Black added 4 months ago

If you want spicy to contrast with the sweet glaze on the ham, an easy sweet potato side would be whipped sweet potatoes, livened up with minced chipotle peppers, along with a little bit of the adobo sauce from the can of peppers. I second the recommendation of brussels sprouts. Apples and pears pair well with ham. Baked apples or home-made apple sauce would be good, or poached pears if you want something fancier. Cornbread is a good choice for a bread in addition to biscuits.

healthierkitchen added 4 months ago

This is a great complement:

Add a green vegetable like roasted brussels sprouts and you're good!

sexyLAMBCHOPx added 4 months ago

How about some macaroni and cheese?

CHeeb added 4 months ago

Have you ever tried Mormon Funeral Potatoes? There are many variations online,and luckily it seems to be a foolproof recipe that mimics CrackerBarrel's hash brown casserole. It would be a good savory counterpart to a sweet ham.

Sam1148 added 4 months ago

You better pick it up tomorrow. The HB Ham place around here can have an hour or more wait to pick up a ham on Xmas Eve.
In fact, you might not even get one as a walk in with out a pre-order.
So, having a supermarket version would be a back up plan. (A blow torch and some brown sugar will give you the crust on a supermarket one).

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