fresh ham--need side dishes
I'm making a fresh ham for Christmas dinner and am looking for side dishes that will be good accompaniments. Some ideas I have are:
peas and pancetta
wild mushroom bread pudding (such a good recipe-can try and post tomorrow if anyone wants it)
I might try that earl grey applesauce from a recent post
I'd like to add one or two new sides...any favorites out there?
Braised red cabbage is wonderful with it. I use a Patricia Wells recipe for it that includes a bottle of red wine in it. Delicious.
Brown some smoked bacon, keeping 2-3 tbl of fat.Oven roast(350) a couple handfulls of string beans and mushrooms (S&P) for an hour or so. Throw in some nuts the last 15 min. and toss.Finish with coarsly chopped bacon.
God bless Cast Iron Skillets