Ham Salad Sandwich
I have had this recipe kicking around for quite a while now, Ham Salad Sandwich. It is a great ham salad recipe for using leftover ham or simply canned ham or a ham steak. We love making a homemade soup with the ham bone from a baked ham but there is usually more leftover than that.
Do you struggle for homemade meals that everyone will love? Needing something quick to fill those rumbling tummies before a sporting event and you have very little time?
Want a great quick fix for lunch? Or even something that can be a bit special for a party too. This ham salad can be served up on crackers as a spread or served as we have it today on a sandwich, either way, it will be gobbled down.
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Cooking a Ham 101
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Don’t have time for the hard-boiled egg to be added, don’t stress, just simply omit but I really do like to have it in there if you can. I also like to use sweet pickle relish instead of finely diced dill pickles but you can go either way.
You can do the ham by hand and have it finely chopped or you can use the ease of a food processor too. I do like it done finely as opposed to a diced ham.
Boil up a couple extra to have on hand, they sure do make a great healthy snack and kids love them, at least mine sure does!!
How do you Make a Ham Salad From Scratch?
So once you have your ham finely chopped and in a large bowl then add in the chopped hard-boiled egg, celery, onion, sweet relish mayonnaise, and mustard. I prefer using dijon mustard almost exclusively in cooking but sometimes you just do want that good old fashioned yellow mustard, just not in this case.
Stir the ham mixture together and place it on a lovely croissant or bun! You can top with a little shredded cheddar if you like too. Serve up with a dill pickle on the side and maybe a simple canned soup! Dinner is ready!!
See how gorgeous and creamy this ham salad is. It has the right balance of a little crunch from the celery, a little sweetness from the relish and a whole lot of goodness from the ham and egg.
The ham salad is party-worthy too as I said I made it for a party with crackers! Makes a great change-up to a dip!
Do you have a load of ham leftover from the holidays? Just mince it finely and you are ready to go. No need to grind it! Toss it in with the other ingredients and you have a gorgeous ham salad.
Enjoy, I know you will love this recipe!!
- 2- 5 oz. cans of ham, flaked or equivalent in leftover ham
- 1 hard cooked egg, chopped
- 3 Tbsp. celery, chopped finely
- 1 Tbsp. onion, chopped finely
- 3 tsp. sweet relish
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- Fresh croissants, bread or crackers
- In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together lightly. Serve on croissants, bread or crackers.
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