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This delicious dish, known as ‘country style’ or ‘peasant’ potatoes in Romania, is a popular side dish there. The recipe varies from region to region and the original dish was cooked over a wood-burning stove or open hearth. The potatoes should be a little crispy on the outside but very soft inside. A lot of recipes add onions and not much else, but the following recipe includes ham and a little garlic, which you can leave out if you prefer.

Bacon could also be used as an alternative to the ham. Throw in some fresh thyme and rosemary if you have some. This delicious dish is hearty and smells amazing. Serve them with anything – meat, fish, poultry, seafood, or even as a standalone snack on a buffet table. You can imagine how good this dish is going to smell while you are cooking it. The ham or bacon and onion sautéing together smells divine, and once you add the potato slices to that mixture, the aroma is sure to make your mouth water.

Although this is a peasant dish in Eastern Europe because it is made with basic, easily affordable ingredients, it has a sophisticated flavor because of how well the ingredients combine. Combining potatoes and onions with meat is a classic cooking technique. Perhaps you have some ham left over from your Easter meal and you are looking for recipe ideas for leftover ham, in which case making this the following day is a great idea. If you have enough dinner guests, ingredients and a large cooking pot, you can double or triple this recipe easily enough. Continue reading

The following recipe blends potatoes with ham, onion, Cheddar cheese and more to make a wonderful gratin recipe. This dish is best served piping hot and bubbling with some fresh parsley. You can serve this by itself for lunch or supper, or make it into a more substantial dinner by serving your favorite vegetable on the side. Broccoli, green peas, string beans or sprouts would all work. This scalloped potato and ham recipe can be spiced up with a few drops of hot sauce if you like.

The word “gratin” applies to any dish which is topped with a browned crust. Butter, grated cheese and egg are popular gratin ingredients. This dish originated in France and gratins are usually made in shallow dishes and then broiled or baked to make the top golden brown. Sometimes you might like to bake your gratin and then broil it for a couple of minutes to brown it more. A gratin dish is a shallow dish which you can bake gratins in.

This scalloped potato and ham recipe is just one example of a tasty gratin. You could also make gratin recipes with ingredients like mushrooms, asparagus or other vegetables. Some vegetable gratins are nice served alongside a piece of meat, such as some pork, chicken or a steak. You can bake or broil your gratin while you pan-fry or grill your meat or poultry. Continue reading

Quick & Easy Baked Ham Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious recipe that is good for the holidays and big family get togethers? Try my amazing Easy Baked Ham Recipe today! Watch my easy to follow recipe video that i have posted below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this delicious Easy Baked Ham in your home today! Easy baked ham recipes are great for any holiday meal. Just follow the easy cooking directions below to get started!

Easy Baked Ham Recipe

This easy baked ham recipe is a perfect dinner entree for that family Easter celebration. It is moist, sweet, and delicious with the brown sugar and pineapple layered amongst the ham.

This is absolutely wonderful served with baked Macaroni and cheese or a dish of seasoned Mashed Potatoes. This makes a wonderfully easy dinner that will be loved by all the family.

It requires minimal preparation and can be served straight from the oven or just after allowing to set for a few minutes.

Serve this easy baked ham recipe with potatoes, steamed green beans and crunchy French bread. Follow this lovely Easter dinner with a beautiful and holiday fitting Carrot cake. An Easter dinner celebration could not get much better than this easy baked ham dinner. Continue reading

Easy Ham Salad Recipe

An ham salad recipe is just what you need to take to lunch at work all week. Instead of making peanut butter and jelly or going out for burgers and fries, try making this ham salad recipe instead. You will love what you an do with some leftover ham and lettuce when you have this recipe for ham salad. The combinations of ingredients in this ham salad recipe makes for a wonderful lunch or dinner meal. You can make this ham salad recipe when your friends come over or just as a light snack before dinner. When you want something quick and easy to make, try this ham salad recipe.

Easy Ham Salad Recipe

Ham, delicious smoked pork makes delicious easy ham salad recipe. This ham salad with boiled eggs, onion, celery, and tangy pickle relish will make a mouthwatering sandwich. Tangy stone-ground mustard infused with the sweetness of honey provides a tang to this delectable salad.

This ham salad could even be served on a bed of fresh green lettuce leaves for a light lunch. Followed by a bowl of fresh sun ripened fruit and you have a healthy, light and carb friendly lunch. Continue reading

There are many ways to bake ham and even more ways to add a bit of flavoring to it. Many people like such things as pineapple, orange marmalade, honey, and how about cola soda? It is a wonderful ham basting liquid its high sugar count and distinct flavor bring out the natural goodness in ham. When picking out a ham for this recipe try to pick one that is leaner as the fat is really a waste for one and those kinds of hams tend to be saltier which doesn’t lend well to this recipe.

Ham is one of those meats where spending a bit more for a better piece of meat pays big dividends in overall quality and satisfaction with the outcome. Besides those cheaper, fattier hams you are paying less money but for more inedible product as where a better ham will be a much higher amount of useable product. A budget idea is plan your ham buying for after one of the major holidays especial ones that traditional feature ham as the supper meal. Ham after these days is often at very reasonable prices and it freezes well so it is a good time to stock up and save.

As for side dishes if you have guys I am sure they will insist on mashed potatoes of some kind once again use real potatoes not instant (yuck) the real deal is hardly any more work and the outcome is night and day difference in taste. A little secret is if your family doesn’t mind the skins leave them on for a more rustic taste and to this instead of milk use either some form of cream or even better sour cream for a more baked potato kind of taste. Continue reading

This asparagus charlotte is a very unusual asparagus recipe. It looks elegant, tastes delicious, and is simple to make. So what is the catch? Actually there is no catch – this just happens to be an easy dish to make which is also stunning to look at and sure to please your dinner guests whether you serve it as a side dish or as the meal itself.

So, what does “charlotte” mean exactly, you might be wondering? Actually, a charlotte is a kind of dessert which has a firm exterior and a soft interior. The asparagus in the following ham and asparagus charlotte recipe shares its name with the famed dessert because the asparagus is arranged around the parsnip and potato puree and garnished attractively with the ham. You can either serve this as a side dish or as an entree depending on which you prefer. Obviously as a side dish it will serve more than as an entree.

If you are thinking about serving this asparagus charlotte as an entree, use more ham. Use extra Parma ham in the garnish and use more sliced ham to wrap around the asparagus, just to boost the meat content, else not everyone is going to get some. Also, make sure you serve this dish hot, whether you serve it as a side dish or as the main event. Lukewarm potato and parsnip puree is not especially appetizing but when it is piping hot it smells and tastes wonderful. So if making it as a side dish make sure to time out the main entree to be done around the same time or keep the puree mixture warm on the stove and assemble it after the entree is finished cooking so it is nice and hot when you serve it. Continue reading

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