This ham salad sandwich recipe has a split personality... it becomes sandwich, salad, or appetizer. Check out the options, all delicious and easy.
You'll appreciate the salad's classy array of subtle
flavors and a little cooking trick that makes even inexpensive ham
guest-worthy. Good leftover ham recipe.
4 cups ham, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
3 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup diced dill pickles
1/2 cup mayonnaise, perhaps more
2 - 3 teaspoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Bread of your choice, 12 to 16 pieces
Sauté the diced ham in olive oil or butter until it begins to brown and caramelize a bit, 5 to 8 minutes. (This concentrates the ham flavor. And for lesser hams, it improves the texture.) Set it aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, celery, onion and pickles. When cool, add the ham.
Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard. Salt and pepper the mixture to taste. Adjust the mayo and mustard, only if necessary. Chill. (Not you, the ham salad.)
To serve, divide the salad among 6 or 8 pieces of bread, depending on how voluptuous you want your sandwiches, spread, and top with the other 6 or 8 bread pieces.
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