Friday, December 26, 2008

Here are a few recipes that will solve the problem of what to do with that leftover Christmas ham.

Leftover Ham Bake
6 med. potatoes, sliced
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 c. cubed leftover ham
1 c. bread crumbs
2 tbsp. butter, melted

Put potatoes in pan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Remove and drain immediately. Transfer to greased 2 quart casserole dish.
Make sauce: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a pan. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. When thickened, add cheese, cooking until bubbly. Pour sauce over potatoes. Add ham; mix gently, so as not to break up potato slices. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs mixed with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly.

Leftover Ham Dinner
2 c. ham strips
2 tbsp. butter
1 pkg. long grain and wild rice
2 med. cans of pineapple chunks

Brown the ham strips in the butter. Add the long grain and wild rice mix with the seasonings. Drain syrup from the cans of pineapple and add enough water to make 2 1/2 cups of liquid. Stir into skillet. Cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed. Add the pineapple chunks and serve.

Leftover Ham Pie
2 c. cooked ham, cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. thinly sliced green onion
1 (8 1/2 oz.) pkg. corn muffin mix

Sprinkle ham, half of the cheese and the green onion in the bottom of a greased 9 inch pie plate.
Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions; pour over ingredients in pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 20 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

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