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what to do with a ham steak

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I bought a small round (about 1 lb) uncured fully cooked ham steak from Whole Foods. Any good recipes other than quiche, pea soup, or eggs? Maybe a great ham salad?

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  1. Dice it and add it to your favorite Mac 'n' Cheese recipe?

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    1. re: Linda W.

      that's a great idea- I make a killer mac-n-cheese!

      1. re: pamd

        I would love a killer mac and cheese. I've looked at scores of recipes, tried 15-20 of them and never found my ideal. Sharp cheddar taste, creamy to the point of excess and loses nothing in the reheating the next day. One by James Beard was pretty good, and the other called Ladyfolks Mac and Cheese Supreme was good too. Can you post yours? TIA

        1. re: bobh

          bob- here you go- recipe is requested everytime it's served! I hope you enjoy

          Laurie’s baked mac & cheese

          2 cups elbow macaroni
          1/2 cup butter
          1/2 cup flour
          1 3/4 cups milk
          1 cup sour cream
          8 oz. velveeta cheese,cubed
          1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
          1/2 tsp EACH salt & pepper
          1/2 tsp dry mustard
          2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

          Preheat oven to 350
          Cook macaroni in salted water according to pkg.
          Drain & rinse with cold water & put in 3qt dish
          In saucepan, melt butter & stir in flour.
          Gradually stir in milk and sour cream.
          Add velveeta, Parm cheese, salt, pepper & dry mustard.
          Cook over low heat stirring constantly, until bubbles & thickens.
          Toss cheddar cheese with macaroni. Pour sauce over macaroni and mix thoroughly. Bake uncovered about 1 hour, until bubbly & brown.

          1. re: pamd

            I appreciate your recipe. Will try it sometime next week after my tooth extraction monday.

            1. re: pamd

              I appreciate your recipe. I'll try it some next week after my tooth extraction due monday.

            2. re: bobh

              bob- here you go- recipe is requested everytime it's served! I hope you enjoy

              Laurie’s baked mac & cheese

              2 cups elbow macaroni
              1/2 cup butter
              1/2 cup flour
              1 3/4 cups milk
              1 cup sour cream
              8 oz. velveeta cheese,cubed
              1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
              1/2 tsp EACH salt & pepper
              1/2 tsp dry mustard
              2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

              Preheat oven to 350
              Cook macaroni in salted water according to pkg.
              Drain & rinse with cold water & put in 3qt dish
              In saucepan, melt butter & stir in flour.
              Gradually stir in milk and sour cream.
              Add velveeta, Parm cheese, salt, pepper & dry mustard.
              Cook over low heat stirring constantly, until bubbles & thickens.
              Toss cheddar cheese with macaroni. Pour sauce over macaroni and mix thoroughly. Bake uncovered about 1 hour, until bubbly & brown.

        2. I've been broiling it lately after someone here posted about broiling. It makes it very tender. I've glazed with a mustard-pomegranate molasses-rum mixture and with a 2 mustard (whole grain and Dijon) and mayo mixture that puffed up nicely.

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          1. re: GretchenS

            "I've glazed with a mustard-pomegranate molasses-rum mixture and with a 2 mustard (whole grain and Dijon) and mayo mixture that puffed up nicely."

            This sounds great! I've got some chicken defrosting, and I just might do this tonight for dinner - thanks!

          2. For a simple dinner, I drizzle some olive oil in a glass baking pan, cube potatoes, cut an onion into quarters or eights, toss in some peeled garlic cloves, sprinkle with chopped fresh rosemary, and drizzle with olive oil again so I can toss to coat everything. Then I bake it at a fairly high temp (375-400), stirring it after 20 minutes or so to let things brown better, and after I'm happy that the potatoes, etc., are close to done (maybe after a total of 45 minutes), I plunk the ham steak on top and let it get a little bit crispy. The juices, such as they are, drip into the potato mixture, and I just cut the ham into serving sizes and present with a large spoon.