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We bought an extra ham during holidays and plan to have in in a week or so. I am wondering if anyone has any great recipes using ham? We'd love to make some interesting things instead of just ham sandwiches like we usually do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have two that you might like.<br><br>
1) Someone once posted here that she puts a ham (I do big ham chunks) in her crockpot, adds a can or two of coconut milk and a can or two of crushed (or chunked) pineapples, and then cooks it on low all day. I've done it this way, and I've done it in a big pot on the stovetop (I actually prefer it that way, myself). It's pure heaven. I also make a wild rice blend on the side and pour some of the sauce over it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">:<br><br>
2) I have a recipe for potato soup with ham in it (also cheddar cheese, onion, etc.) that is a great way to use up leftover bits. If you want that I'll dig it out. It's delish--only my potato-averse 5-year-old won't eat it.<br><br>
You could also look for ham and potato au gratin recipes, though I don't happen to have one.
 

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dice it and use it in succotash/bean ragout<br><br>
dice it and brown it before you start a stew or soup; it's amazingly good in lentil soup and other bean soups<br><br>
fry slices of it in butter or oil or whatever, until slightly brown and crispy on the outside - use for breakfast sandwiches or croque monsieur/madame for lunch<br><br>
dice it and use in chef salad<br><br>
ham salad - like chicken or tuna, ya know?<br><br>
pizza topping<br><br>
if it's a regular ham and not sugar or honey cured, save the bone. how good is THAT in beans??!!<br><br>
A few nights ago, my 17mo ds was lying in bed next to me and dh ... he was almost asleep, then he rolled over all of a sudden, sat straight up in bed, and said, "Mama? Dada? Ham." Then he lay back down and went to sleep. DH and I are still laughing.
 

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With ours, we eat a lot of sandwiches. But I always dice some up to use in eggs, omelettes, breakfast burritos, on salads.<br><br>
I always save the bone to use in soup.
 

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Here in pennsylvania dutch country, we have a standard favorite known as ham & green beans. you can do it with a whole or half a ham or the leftover chunks.<br><br>
Crock Pot<br>
Ham<br>
About 2 lbs of green beans trimmed<br>
1 large can of white peeler potatoes (I guess you can use fresh, but grandma always used the canned white ones)<br><br>
Cook until done, serve with lots of salt & pepper and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Enjoy!
 

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I just bake it with the slash marks, a clove stick in each intersection. An hour before it's done I baste it with brown sugar, pineapple juice, and Dijon mustard that has been cooked into a glaze.<br><br>
After that, I normally 1/3rd it. One for slices for sammies, one for small diced pieces for beans, rice, etc. and one big thick slices for dinners. The bone gets saved for navy bean soup. All of it goes in the freezer.
 
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