Thursday, January 28, 2010
Almost a failure
Thirty-Minute Glazed Ham Patties
The Good Housekeeping Cookbook Copyright 1963
4 cups medium-ground, cooked ham
1/3 cup fine cracker crumbs
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup evaporated milk, undiluted
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
¼ cup minced onion
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon vinegar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 ½ tablespoons flour
Start heating oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ham, crumbs, egg, milk, pepper, thyme, onion; pack into 6 greased 3” muffin-pan cups. I just formed them into patties. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, blend brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, flour; boil 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Spoon over hot baked patties; broil 2 minutes.
The glaze did not work for me - it set up before I could use it. I used the sauce from this recipe instead.
Makes 6 patties.
This wasn't pretty but it was edible, actually not bad really, which is more than I was expecting at one point. Ham loaf, ham balls, etc are something I've wanted to make for some time but when I found myself with some ham on hand, I didn't have a lot of time to find a recipe. I grabbed one of the first ones that I found. I went back on forth whether or not to use one that used ground pork too (most do) since I had some in the freezer but I opted to go straight ham.
The patties came together fine but I cooked the glaze too early and it seized up and there was no going back by reheating it. I made mustard fudge. These needed something so I decided to find another glaze that might work and I thought about the sauce from Sweet-Sour Meatballs. I've seen ham ball recipes that called for similar sauces. It worked but since I made these ahead of time, the patties absorbed all of the sauce making them kind of ugly but probably improved the flavor.
Next time I will try a recipe with ground pork since I think that would cut the saltiness of the ham. I'm glad this made a passable dinner but it wasn't exactly what I had wanted. I will keep looking for what I want, even though I'm not exactly sure what that is.
Question of the Day: Have you ever tried a recipe that used ground ham?