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Hi! I’m Betty. Welcome to Betty’s Kitchen. Today, we’re making ham salad. We’re going to start with some canned ham. Now you can use left over ham. You need to chop that finally. If you can't find this canned ham this is called smoked ham, a Hormel, its five ounces and it just comes in container that has some juice and I add that in. I was like to have the extra flavor and you have chunk it up a bit of which I start just getting our can broken up like that. I’m going to add one hard boiled egg which you can see I have chopped very fine and then that is just my particular taste. I like it really fine. If you like it cubed in larger cubes then maybe you won’t want to use this method which was a tip given to me by a viewer and I just love it. Where you can use a pastry blender and just chopped those as fine as you want and it’s very quick and easy. That goes in to the mix.
The next thing I’m putting in is pickle radish. Now I have one quarter cup measured out here. So I put in one quarter cup of sweet pickle radish. I don’t think the dill taste as good as ham I stick with the sweet and next comes along mayonnaise and I’m using free mayonnaise and that’s fat free and this are our third cup measure but I didn’t fill it to that point. So I’m taking more like a quarter of a cup for the amount of ham that I have. I’m not making a huge amount because we just have two people for lunch, that’s me and my husband and I’ve decided not to open the large can or two small cans. So that’s what we have.
Now I’m going to mix this together, I think what I’m going to do is serve this as ham salad along and then ham salad as a spread on bread. So let us waiting and I need probably a spoon to get cut of the spoon shape worth of that out, just put that on our lettuce which is waiting and it makes a pretty display which we will get back to in a minute.
In the meantime, if you’re one of those people who like your ham salad really finely ground, and take a mixer and just blend it. Now this will be a little bit noisy so I probably go away blend this and come back in show the result. So this is what your ham salad looks like if you have mixed it with a mixer for a while. That’s really a nice look. I like it that way and I also like it chunky so it’s just your choice. Right here I have some whole wheat bread. So for the person either my husband or me that has the sandwich that we’re having 100% whole wheat bread. You have one more just have the lettuce leaf. I’m getting up my bread and I have stuccos in the freezer earlier. Actually it has warmed up a bit which is what I want because we’re going to eat pretty soon. But a lot of times I will freeze the bread in order for it to spread nice and easily. There is the side that has the spread on it there with it and the other side I want to put some lettuce and some tomato.
Now most people like lettuce on their sandwich but I can't say that everybody would necessarily like tomato on this. I’m making this up in away that I think my husband and I would like it. So let me just put this over and put it on as a cap and then slice it, this time must go corner to corner. And if you want to remove the crust that’s fine, actually I can like crust but maybe out the ordinary. So that’s what your finished ham salad sandwich looks like when it’s dressed with lettuce and tomato.
So I’m going to put that on one plate which will be for lunch and you’ll see on this plate I have some little sweet midget pickles just to pick up the flavor in our ham salad that had the sweet midgets and also you’ll see some snacks here that will go strange. They came from this mixed. Its called veggie sticks and supposedly it has 30% less fat than potato chips. I’m not saying its super healthy but it just an alternative to potato chips if you want something a little crunchy and are there not so many there. You kind of restrict it if you could put back many on the plate, its not like you’re eating the whole bag at one time and its not that unhealthy so that’s one plate. The other plate, all we have for this person is some chunky ham salad.
So let’s give this person some fruit. I think a good accompaniment to ham is the flavor of apple. So I'm going to put some apple slices around here and then I have also some bananas. Actually I have bananas that were just they we’re getting so ripe, they needed to be used and this was a good place to pick up that flavor and also add some good nutrients. Now what we have here today is one plate where there is the sandwich. That is a ham salad sandwich fully dressed and a little bit of relish and some munchies and then here we have something looks a little bit more healthy. We have no bread on this because it has calories a lot, it just some lettuce leaves and then we have apples and bananas to go with it which is plenty for my lunch, might not be to everybody’s taste but its right for me.
So I hope you enjoy these ideas and maybe if you don’t have a ham salad sandwich recipe you might want to use this one.