Leftover, Ham and Eggs
One of the great benfits of cooking a whole ham is that you get leftovers. Having leftovers means you don't have to do very much cooking to re-purpose them into a different meal. Leftover Ham goes real well as sandwiches, with eggs, for breakfast, in a caserole, or as a tasty addition to a bean soup, corn chowder, etc. You get the idea. Why go out and by lunch meat when you can cook your own for 1/4, or less, of the price.
As if you haven't noticed, this is the leftover piece that I had to cut off the ham in order to make it fit into my small oven. It wasn't cooked yet so it had to cook a little longer.
If you're using pieces of ham that are already cooked, you only need to heat it up, about 3 minutes per side.
Its a great alternative to always having bacon or sausage for breakfast, and you're using up leftovers.
One of my "Go To" recipes for using leftover ham is to cook my SW Pepper Fried Potatoes. When the potatoes are almost done, place the sliced ham on top, cover, and cook for an additional 5 minutes or so.
If you'll be frying the ham slices, be sure to use a Teflon frying pan. There;s a bunch of sugar in the sauce, and it'll really make a mess if your pan isn't Teflon.
1. Place the butter and oil in a Teflon fry pan, and turn the heat to medium low. Place the 3 tablespoons of Leftover Basting sauce from the ham, cover, and cook about 7 minutes. Flip the ham over, and cook for another 5 minutes.
2. Place these on a plate, and add the other 2 tablespoons or so of sauce into the pan. Use this sauce to stir up any caramelized bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour this sauce over the meat, and serve with eggs.
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