Ham Salad ~ Easy Homemade

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I loved ham salad when I was a kid.  When my mom or dad brought some home from the supermarket I remember hoping I would get a Town Talk white bread sandwich made with some of that smooth, tasty goodness.  Now being the youngest child, sometimes I just didn’t get any before it was gone.  {I did live, however, so I guess the lesson to learn is you don’t always have to get what you want to survive…you had no idea a lesson would be taught with this recipe, now did you???}.  But, I digress…as usual…now back to my ham salad post….for Christmas my oldest son {for the sake of this post, my favorite} bought me a groovy snappy attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer{which I would marry if such a thing were permitted…I would be known as Mrs. Kitchen Aid…how cool would that be?}….

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He, my son, actually listened to me when I talked under my breath stating… “I wish I had a meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer”, yes, I do talk to myself quite often about such things….and he bought it for me so now I can make my very own ham salad and hide it in the back of the refrigerator {one of the benefits of living in a house with all boys and men is that if something is not in the very front of the refrigerator, NO ONE sees it….it is as though it is the Lost Ark}.  I did decide to share this batch but the next one…I think not.

I had a lot of leftover ham from Christmas dinner so this was the perfect opportunity to whip out the attachment and get to work. 

Ham Salad Recipe

3 cups ground fully cooked ham

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1 hard-cooked egg, chopped

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2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

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In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.  Refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers or as a sandwich.

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    Leslie Anne says

    You are the first person I’ve ever ‘met’ who knows about this, outside of my extended family! My Mom & Grandmothers made this as well as making it with leftover roast beef. We never added the mustard, but the basics were the same – grind up the meat, add salad dressing/mayo and sweet pickles (they used the gherkins, & just ran them through the grinder with the meat; didn’t bother with relish). I was just thinking about these 2 recipes the day you posted the recipe, as it’s the time of year when we had this at my Grandmothers’. We’d leave Grandma’s house just after New Year’s and she’d make us sandwiches of this to take with us on the 6 hour ride home over the mountains. Thanks for the memories and the recipe!

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    Thank you so much for being a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I hope you’ll feel inspired to join in again this week!

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