Savory Baked French Toast Croque Monsieur (with Ham and Cheese)

What’s Ham?

All types of ham begin out as a roast minimize from the hind leg of a hog. That is known as a contemporary ham. Earlier than it is ready, it’s no completely different than another pork roast. To develop into ham, the pork is aged, cured, smoked, and/or cooked.



How lengthy will ham salad preserve?

It ought to final for 10 days in a sealed container within the fridge.

Can I freeze deviled ham?

Sure. As a result of the elements are processed to a clean unfold, the deviled ham will freeze nicely for as much as 2 months. Defrost and provides it a very good stir earlier than serving.

Can I exploit a ham steak if I don’t have leftover ham? Sure. You’ll wish to cook dinner the ham steak first, both in a saute pan or baked within the oven. Make sure you trim away any robust pores and skin and fats earlier than including it to the meals processor. Don’t use ham from the deli.

This easy unfold is so versatile, it could possibly simply morph for any event. 

A facet by facet comparability

I performed a style take a look at with Scott, my husband, (who additionally had fond recollections of Underwood Deviled Ham from his childhood). I gave him each the do-it-yourself and canned deviled ham on some Stacy’s Pita Chips with a impartial drink to clear the palate between tastings… Okay, it was a gin and tonic.

First, he performed a “odor take a look at” sniffing the canned deviled ham and the do-it-yourself. The canned had a decidedly processed odor… he stated it reminded him of pet food, (however we don’t have a canine, so I can’t attest to that).

The do-it-yourself smelled contemporary and tangy. “Inviting” was the phrase he used.

Visually, he famous that the canned stuff was “looser” and had an oily high quality. Home made was thicker and creamier.

Then the style take a look at…

His response was eye opening. Actually, his eyes opened WIDE.

His response to the canned ham was, “I can’t imagine I used to eat these things. All I style is SALT.”

“The do-it-yourself model tastes like ham, however with a lot extra… it’s lighter, sweeter, tangy — and it doesn’t style like a salt lick.”

A number of crackers later, he was shaking his head, telling me by no means to purchase the canned stuff once more.

Our not so scientific “survey of two” concluded that the variations between contemporary and do-it-yourself ham unfold and canned are clear and huge.

Let’s dive deep and check out the distinction between the 2, beginning with the elements:

Methods to Modify This Recipe

You might actually change this recipe up by including completely different veggie fillings. Cooked, diced candy potato or cooked mushrooms can be yummy. Strive to not add any uncooked veggies that take some time to cook dinner as a result of they’ll nonetheless be raw on the finish of baking time.

Not into cheese? Cool, you possibly can go away that off. Salsa or pesto can be tasty on high as nicely.

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Savory ham and asparagus quiche is the right dish to make for Easter or brunch. The buttery crust is full of egg custard, ham, leeks, chives, and asparagus.

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