My mom visited recently and was really surprised when I pulled out a ham steak to make for dinner. I guess she’s never served these before!
I buy these ham steaks about once per month. They usually cost around $5, but go as low as $2.50 and $3 on sale. That’s when I try to stock up on a few packs because the expiration date is almost always for another month or so. We use them in soup and as the main entree for a lot of our meals. My kids love to “paint” the ham for a Green Eggs and Ham dinner, too! I’ll post about that another time.
I cut the ham into individual serving pieces; I usually get 3-4 servings out of one steak. I try to choose one that’s a lighter pink and doesn’t have too much fat. I use my pancake griddle to brown the ham on both sides. For this meal, I also used thin slices of an onion half that I had leftover from another meal. I sprinkled the onion with just a little bit of brown sugar to make a little glaze. It was delicious! I don’t add any extra oil; the grease from the ham is plenty. We rounded out the meal with baked potatoes and steamed veggies. Such a quick, easy meal that’s also easy on the budget!
These ham steaks are also really good for breakfast.
I’ll post more recipes using ham in a later post. Meanwhile, what kinds of recipes do you look for when planning your family’s meals?