Do you cook ham for Easter? For whatever reason we’ve decided ham is the perfect meal for Easter, which is really rather ironic since it happens right at Passover, and ham is from one of the forbidden animals to eat…. But, hams leave you with a lot of meat after the meal, and you’re left with the question of what to do with leftover Easter ham. Last year I cam up with a brilliant plan, quite by accident.
Editted to add: Sigh, I thought this had come out yesterday on Friday, but apparently I’m off a day on everything this week. Sigh, it’s that week…
What to do with leftover Easter ham? Make ham popovers (I honestly don’t know what to call them, so that’s what I came up with)
Actually I think I call them ham pastry things when talking about them to my family.
Supplies: ham, cream of chicken soup, swiss cheese, pie crust
- Mix up your pie crust with whatever recipe you like. Then roll it out fairly thin. Cut your crust into circles, I like to use the lid of a mason jar. But, there are actual circle cookie cutters.
- Carefully stuff the pie crust into your mini muffin tin. You can also put it into a normal muffin tin, but I like the mini ones, because they’re cute.
- Bake that for 10 minutes or so to set the dough at 425.
- While that is baking dice the ham into small pieces, like 1/2 inch or so.
- Grate the swiss cheese (or you could buy pre-grated cheese).
- Mix the ham, swiss cheese, and cream of chicken soup all together.
- Once you take out the crust start spooning in the ham mixture into each pastry shell.
- Bake for another 5-7 minutes or so.
- Take them out and enjoy your yummy food.
It’s a ridiculously easy recipe, and I love it for a quick meal for my family, and besides it’s using up leftovers, which is always good to do.