Sunday, August 9, 2015

Something Different

This was the sandwich spread my mother made with the leftover butt-end when we had ham.  It wasn’t until I was a lot older that I learned most people use sweet pickles in their ham spread.

Ham Spread

1 pound of leftover ham, approx.
2 dill pickle quarters plus about 2 T juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 T. French mustard
Pinch salt

Throw everything into the food processor (my mother had a hand-cranked meat chopper) and process in bursts until it is lumpy.  Don’t over-process; this isn’t intended to be a paste.

Makes great sandwiches.


Anonymous said...

My mother-in-law also made a spread like this, using a hand-cranked grinder. She used dill pickle - my husband remembers these sandwiches very fondly! She did the same thing with the end of a beef roast. Deli versions can't hold a candle to it. Thanks for the reminder; I'm now on the lookout for a hand-cranked grinder because I don't have or want a food processor; a blender does most things as well.

Shay said...

I like my food processor but I admit it takes a light hand with the "burst" function in this case. The spread should be chunky.