Mama's Ham Salad Sandwich

By • May 31, 2010 • 5 Comments


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Author Notes: We ate a lot of ham when I was growing up, and I still love ham in all its permutations. One of my favorites as a child was when we'd be down to almost the last of a big picnic ham, and Mama would take the bits and pieces off the bone and grind them for ham salad, which then served as a sandwich filling for the next couple of days. I've tinkered with the spread over the years, and here's what I've finally come up with. - KaybKayb

Food52 Review: The ham salad is fun to make as a throwback to luncheons past. It has all the ingredients of a great sandwich -- you'll almost think you are eating slices of ham with dill pickles on toasted bread. Be sure to leave the ham chunky for some nice bites of meat coated in a flavorful mayo, mustard and horseradish mix. - Stephanie
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Serves 6

  • 1 cup ground ham (take cubes/chunks and pulse in a food processor until a coarse paste)
  • 1/4 cup homemade or Hellman's mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickles
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  1. Mix mayo, garlic, sweet pickles, mustard and horseradish; fold into ham. Add a little more mayo if it seems too dry. Sprinkle dill on top and toss gently. Refrigerate for at least two hours to allow flavors to combine. Serve on toasted wheat bread, with lettuce leaves and tomato if desired.

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Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Love it! I'm going to try it at work this week.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Loved it.

Kay_at_lake

almost 3 years ago Kayb

I'm so glad! (Mama would be, too!)

Kay_at_lake

almost 4 years ago Kayb

Thanks, Stephanie and AntoniaJames! I usually do a ham or two through the summer, just to have it for a great cold supper when it's 95, and the unsliceable bits always get frozen (thank you, vacuum sealer!) for this. You can also leave out the mustard and add some ginger, and then serve it atop some grilled pineapple.

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almost 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Love this recipe! Can't wait to try it. We often have Black Forest Ham on hand for sandwiches, so this is likely to become a favorite around here. Very nice. Congrats!! ;o)