Mama's Ham Salad Sandwich

By Kayb
May 31, 2010
Mama's Ham Salad Sandwich

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
The Editors

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
In This Recipe


  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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