Browsing through an old issue of Southern Living I came across this recipe for an old-fashioned ham salad. The kind you eat on white bread with pickles and potato chips! I think I may have had this as a child, probably at a church luncheon or a family reunion. But I have never made it until now. And I don't know why not - it was perfect for supper on a hot day!Ham Salad (adapted from Southern Living magazine)
2 lb cooked ham, cut into chunks
1/2 jar of bread and butter pickles
1 cup (or more) mayo
1 T celery seeds
1 t. horseradish sauce
1/2 fresh lemon, squeezed
1/2 freshly ground pepper
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
sandwich rolls, chips, etc.
Process ham, half at a time, in a food processor until coarsely ground. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Combine the rest of the ingredients, except for the eggs, in the food processor and pulse a few times to make a chunky dressing. Stir into the ham. Fold in the chopped eggs. Sprinkle a little parsley on, if desired. Chill. Serve as a sandwich filler, or with crackers.
Personally, I thought it a bit salty, so next time I will buy a low salt ham. But it was easy and tasted great, and stayed fresh, covered in my fridge, for several days!
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