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Need ideas of using cooked ham for dinner (not scalloped)

I need some dinner ideas to use up the cooked ham I've had since last Sunday. One caveate- no potatoes.


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  1. Sauté up some carrots, celery, garlic, onion. Add cut up ham and brown. Add some white beans, a little broth to pull it all together. Throw some spices (especially crushed red pepper) in. Quick, delicious, and pretty good for you

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    1. re: sunangelmb

      sounds good- what can I use instead of the white beans? I'm on low carb, no pasta rice, potatoes or beans.

    2. Chop it up and toss it into a batch of mac and cheese.

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        My husband would adore that but I can't do the mac...

      2. I would make a quiche or frittata with it.

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        1. re: foodieX2

          I second the frittata vote! Hubs is low-carb too, and it's a staple for him. I use 8 eggs, about a cup or so of chopped ham, half an onion sliced thin, and about a cup of shredded cheese. Less cheese and fewer egg yolks if you want to cut some calories, but it puffs up beautifully in a 350 oven after being stovetop for about 8 minutes.

        2. Ham balls (or loaf) with a fruit sauce (pineapple is traditional)
          Ham & cheese manicotti in a white sauce
          Hash with potatoes and onions

          1. Grilled ham & cheese (sometimes I like to add sliced tomato)
            Panini grilled Cuban Sandwich
            Ham & Eggs (Breakfast for dinner)
            Ham & Bean soup
            Add to Chicken Cordon Bleu

            Just some thoughts

            1. 1) Stir-fry ham cubes with frozen pineapple and serve with rice and soy sauce. 2) Add ham to baked beans. 3) Cook chunks of it with any dried beans and then throw in some potatoes to boil. 4) Cook chunks of ham with collard greens---serve with roast chicken and sweet potatoes for a Southern meal. 5) Grind coarsely in Cuisinart with sweet pickles and mix with mayonnaise and mustard; use as sandwich filling or pile on crackers while drinking beer and watching football.6) Grind ham and mix into biscuit dough; ham biscuits make an instant breakfast. 7) In an omelet with anything else you like. 8) In macaroni & cheese. 9) In a quiche with eggs, cheese, and maybe asparagus tips. 10) In grilled cheese sandwiches. 11) In Chef Salad. 12) Ham & fried eggs. 13) In Fried Rice. 14) In Egg Foo Yung.

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              1. re: Querencia

                love your #1, 4, 5 and 14. No Cuisinart here but I might be able to dice tiny

                1. re: books59b

                  Books59--You can use a meat grinder but it's more trouble.

                2. re: Querencia

                  Ditto on #5. I love ham salad! And it will work with your low carb, books59b.

                  1. Boy now I know where to come when I'm stuck for dinner ideas. I posted this just before I got off of work and now home I've all kinds of ideas for lunches and dinners. Thanks loads folks!! If you'all have more just keep them coming!

                    1. Pasta Alfredo with fresh peas!

                      1. My Mom always made a mac and cheese with a can of tomatoes and the ham and on top wedges of bread. You can also grind the ham up and make some sandwiches.

                        1. When I was growing up I would have begged for PiCheHam sandwiches -- and they are still a favorite.
                          Warm sliced ham on a griddle or in a pan until hot. I generally do one medium slice per person, depending on the size, of course.
                          Heat 1-2 pineapple rings per slice in the same or another pan until hot. One and a half is perfect for a piece of bread.
                          Place the pineapple on the ham. Place sliced cheddar cheese on top and cover the pan to melt the cheese (or use a broiler; you could do it all under the broiler, I suppose).
                          Serve as is or as sandwiches, open or closed face.

                          1. Ham and broccoli (Rabe?) stir-fry.

                            1. chef salad or chopped salad

                              ham salad sandwiches http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/foo...

                              ham freezes well.

                              1. Denver omlettes

                                Deviled egg and ham salad (sandwich for him, scooped with veg for you).

                                Ham fried rice (sub grated cauliflower for low carb)

                                1. Cooked ham makes easy kebabs. Combine with whatever you have---green pepper, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, canned water chestnuts, anything that cooks quickly in oven.

                                  1. i was just going through an old cookbook from a california local icon of the day, who recommended doing a grill job of some ham steaks with a marinade of asian/hawaiian ingredients. if you are interested, it was from "elena's california kitchen."

                                    just saying that this was a vintage cookbook, but i think she must have been "something" because james beard did the foreword.

                                    now, i feel ridiculous not providing more info, but i have learned on chowhound that not everyone wants everything (if ya get my drift). In essence, though, it was like a teriyaki glaze that they did on the grill.

                                    here is a taste: http://www.ifood.tv/network/grilled_h...

                                    1. I'm a big believer in eggs with any kind of leftover. Throw it in a skillet, brown it up a bit, add some other stuff (onions, peppers, etc.), crack some eggs in (don't whisk beforehand - this way they'll still have separate white/yolk areas when done) and cook. Yum!

                                      BTW...mustard and/or mayo in eggs is really good too...