Cooking smoked hams is easy. Watch this quick video on how to cook spiral-sliced ham. In this video recipe, bay leaves and cloves complement the ham glaze that comes with the Burgers' Smokehouse Spiral Cut City Ham, a milder and slightly sweet hickory-smoked ham. Onions, fruit, and herbs add extra flavors and colors for presentation. Cooked ham heats quickly, assuring a memorable meal without days of preparation.
Serve it as it is, or use the ham to make any number of mouth-watering mains. Here are two of our easy favorites.
Sliced Ham Recipes:
Country Ham and Tomato Quiche
Leftover ham can be used to make impressive sandwiches that break from the boring. Here are two easy recipes to make for a fun family dinner or brilliant brunch. Order the Burger Smokehouse Deli Pack for easy meal preparation.
Monte Cristo (Sliced Ham French Toast Sandwich)
A sweet and savory spin on the grilled ham sandwich, the Monte Cristo is a fun way to get kids to the table.
2 large egg
2/3 cup whole milk
Salt and pepper
8 thick slices of white bread
4 slices roasted turkey
4 slices Swiss or Emmentaler cheese
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Raspberry jam or syrup
Smear bread with Dijon mustard (and mayo if you like). Layer a slice of country ham, a slice of roasted turkey, and cheese between bread for each sandwich.
Press down on each sandwich to compact it.
Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, flipping the sandwiches over to soak each side.
Pan fry each sandwich in butter until golden brown. Cut into halves and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with raspberry jam or syrup.
Croque Madame (Cheesy Baked Ham and Egg Sandwich)
This brunch recipe elevates the traditional ham and cheese sandwich. The cheese sauce is easy to make. You can also opt to sprinkle cheese on the top instead of making the sauce, if pressed for time. Serve it with salad or your favorite breakfast sides.
8 slices white bread or brioche
4 eggs (fried just before serving)
Cheese sauce (below)
1-1/2 cups grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese
Dijon mustard (optional)
INGREDIENTS for CHEESE SAUCE
3 tablespoons butter
¼ cup flour
2 cups milk
½ pound grated sharp Cheddar, Swiss, or Gruyere cheese, about 2 cups
Salt to taste, if desired
Freshly ground pepper to taste
CHEESE SAUCE DIRECTIONS
Melt butter in a sauce pan. Whisk in flour to make a paste. Allow it to brown slightly. Whisk in milk slowly. Once heated (not boiling), slowly add cheese, stirring constantly. Salt and pepper to taste. You can add a dash of nutmeg if you like.
Preheat oven to 350°
Butter each slice of bread on both sides and pan fry each piece on both sides to golden brown. The inside and outside of each slice with be crisp, avoiding sogginess.
Place ham slices and a sprinkling of grated cheese between the pan-fried bread. If you would like to add Dijon, spread a light layer on the inside of the sandwich.
Spread a layer of the cheese sauce (it should be fairly thick) on top.
Bake on a cookie sheet until the cheese on top is melted. Once the center of the sandwich is melted, you can broil quickly for extra browning.
Top with a fried egg.