left over ham
I made my first ham for Christmas this year and wanted to hear some ideas for how I can use my leftovers. I love ham sandwiches, and will use most of it for that. I saved my ham bone and all of the drippings from the pan. What can I use that for? I figured the bone was a lock for soup. Do people make stock with it? If I did, what would I do with ham stock?
I made a lentil soup with my last ham bone. You could also use it to season a pot of greens, or make red beans and rice. I use chopped. leftover ham in fried rice, baked mac and cheese, and potato soups.
New Years is around the corner. Use it to season a pot of black eyed peas and make some corn bread to go with it.
If you wanted to make a stock with it, I would do the ice-cube freeze thing and use one for greens, soups, and such, but I wouldn't use it as the base of a soup. The porkiness is quite vile, IMO.
I like a risotto with strips of ham and peas...