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2013/11/03 14:14:28 (permalink)

Ham & Pickle Sandwiches

Last week we processed 2 pigs, one being about 400lbs and one 300lbs. I am always looking for different things to do with Ham. We cryovac it into Ham roasts, shanks for soup and beans, portions for ham sands. Back when was I was younger, my Mom would take the leftover Easter ham, take the meat off the bone, send it through the crank meat grinder. She would then grind pickles and mix the ham and pickle with mayo for, Ham and Pickle sandwiches. Does anyone else remember doing this ?????????? this is the ham we had smoked with cherry wood........
 


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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 14:17:26 (permalink)
    First, I never heard of ham and pickles as you described. Second. I'd sure love to have one of those sandwiches. Third, that ham looks glorious.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 14:30:02 (permalink)
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    Last week we processed 2 pigs, one being about 400lbs and one 300lbs. I am always looking for different thing to do with Ham. We cryovac it in Hams roasts, shanks for soup and beans, portions for ham sands. Back was I was younger, my Mom would take the leftover Easter ham, take the meat off the bone, send it through the crank meat grinder. She would then grind pickles and mix the ham and pickle with mayo for, Ham and Pickle sandwiches. Has anyone else remember doing this ?????????? this is the ham we had smoked with cherry wood........




    Yep, I sure have, it's good stuff!
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 15:39:47 (permalink)
    Interesting idea! I do love the combo----in fact you've now made me crave ham and pickles together for lunch with those beautiful pictures. So I'm going for a Cubano-----that definitely has ham and pickles!
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 15:45:27 (permalink)
    My mother used to make a sandwich spread by running German bologna and pickles, and I think a little onion through the hand grinder. She mixed it with mayo also.  I used to love those sandwiches 
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 16:01:25 (permalink)
    My mother used to make that....we called it "ham salad".  I was never a big fan.  I like thick slices of ham and LOTS of pickles with lettuce and tomato. 
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 16:59:50 (permalink)
    I talked about this so much this morning I had to make it. I already had a ham shank in a navy bean soup cooking on the stove. I figured what the heck, I starting having a craving for pickles.........just like I remembered. good........
     

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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 17:07:23 (permalink)
    Now that's just plain lousy of you.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 17:12:02 (permalink)
    Lord Bill, that Ham is incredible looking! Biggest Ham I've ever seen. Are you doing Bacon? Fried Ham and grilled cheese sandwiches on Texas Toast, oh yeah!
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 17:26:56 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Now that's just plain lousy of you.

    I know for a fact, you out of all your " Honey, would you make bean soup tomorrow". .....Sh-t out of luck...........
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 17:30:59 (permalink)
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    Lord Bill, that Ham is incredible looking! Biggest Ham I've ever seen. Are you doing Bacon? Fried Ham and grilled cheese sandwiches on Texas Toast, oh yeah!


    Tom, that ham was was from the picture of the pig I sent you. They were the biggest hams I have ever seen. We smoked some bacon, the rest will be smoked nextweek when we make and smoke the German sausage..........
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 17:55:20 (permalink)
    Ham salad!  I do mine in my mini-processor but not often.  Good stuff!
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 18:41:01 (permalink)
    Yes, I remember the ham and pickles! yes I do!Mom had a grinder( hand held) and loved it.......
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 19:01:29 (permalink)
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    Michael Hoffman

    Now that's just plain lousy of you.

    I know for a fact, you out of all your " Honey, would you make bean soup tomorrow". .....Sh-t out of luck...........

    You had to do it.  Yep.  I'll have to make bean soup tomorrow.  I can just hear it...."Honey"....

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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 20:02:03 (permalink)
    Every time we had a ham my mother would clean off the bone and whatever leftovers and run it through the grinder with mayo, pickles and some seasoning and DAMN it was good...I can still taste it in my mind...I've tried to make it but have missed each time....thanks for bringing that memory back...maybe we'll do a real ham for Christmas this year.  =)
     
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 20:21:44 (permalink)
    Big-g, as you could see, your not alone in the Ham and Pickle memory. I grew up with Depression parents, nothing got wasted. I still do many of the same things today, that they did back then. The Easter Ham we had was big, we had it for breakfast. Then Mom would make Au Gratin potatoes for a Ham dinner, Sandwiches for school lunch. Like you said after that the bone got cleaned down, the sandwiches were memorable, maybe because we all pitched in and helped. It's nice having a flash back about family, it always puts a smile on our face.................Bill
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 20:26:38 (permalink)
    I'm not asking lleechef to make bean soup.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 21:20:23 (permalink)
    it was always called ham salad at home, but mom would make it when there was leftover ham (rarely)
     
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 22:21:32 (permalink)
    My mom did it all the time with leftover ham--that and croquets---also--she would make the same "salad" with Spam--LOVED that--its the the only way i really like Spam!--but the ham was better!
     
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/03 23:17:36 (permalink)
    Yes! Ham + pickles + mayo = ham salad! A bit of mustard added for tang, and I love it - I can get a really good ham salad sandwich at Honeybaked Ham here in Burlington. Your baked ham is a thing of beauty.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 00:49:02 (permalink)
    My Bride makes it also. Leftover Ham, Pickles & a little mayo = Ham salad 
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 02:37:09 (permalink)
    My mom also made ham salad by using a hand grinder and ground the ham, onions, and pickles together and then added mayo or Miracle Whip. She almost always made a Quebec-style yellow split pea soup with the ham bone. She'd leave some of the ham on the bone and let it fall off as the split peas simmered. Ugh! I hated the smell/taste and would get something else. Dad and others would eat it once, but then she had all the leftovers for days. Hadn't thought of that in a long time. Mom was a wonderful cook and made some really great chowders.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 07:15:10 (permalink)
    What gorgeous ham, soup and ham salad!!!
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 07:55:56 (permalink)
    My mom made her version of that sandwich when I was a kid.  Like others here we called it ham salad.  I haven't had on in decades.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 09:25:10 (permalink)
    I would bet, the next ham you all  make will put Ham & Pickle sandwiches in your future. The one I made yesterday is the first one I have had in 50 yrs. It brought back a lot of memories, I remember we had to have a block of wood, special so the meat grinder held tight to the table. We also took turns cranking the handle for Mom. Something so basic, yet so good. We never called it ham salad, that was to fancy for us. My parents figured giving us kids three meals a day, clothes on our backs and a roof over our head, was a job well done.............Bill
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 10:06:56 (permalink)
    I guess we're lucky around here.  It's been here forever, and easily found in the deli case, the ham salad being right next to the tuna salad and chicken salad and egg salad.  It's the same basic, simple thing that's described here.
     
    At home when a kid, say 50 - 60 years ago, mom would do the same thing with ring baloney from local shops.  She had the tabletop clamp-on hand grinder (my job to turn the crank), and we called it "sandwich spread."  Looks like it's in lots of places.
     
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 16:48:17 (permalink)
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    ...I remember we had to have a block of wood, special so the meat grinder held tight to the table. We also took turns cranking the handle for Mom. 

    My mom also had a thin piece of wood she used to hold the grinder tight to the table. Thanksgiving was the one sure time every year to see the grinder. She always used it to grind up the bread, apples, and onions that were the main ingredients for the turkey stuffing. Ham salad was the other time she used the grinder. My sisters and I also took turns cranking for her.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 18:20:34 (permalink)
    My mother also made ham salad with the hand grinder, but she didn't put pickles in it just ham onion and mayo.  I somehow lost my hand grinder.  Now it is the processer or the grinder attachment to my KitchenAid.  Somehow not the same.  Especially for chopped chicken livers.
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 19:06:22 (permalink)
    Best looking ham I have ever seen
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    Re:Ham & Pickle Sandwiches 2013/11/04 20:20:35 (permalink)
    For some reason, we never ate ham salad growing up, but my absolute favorite sandwich is grilled ham and Swiss: mayo on one side of the bread, the other half Creole mustard, on a good rye or pumpernickel. 
     
    I love red beans cooked with chunks of ham in it - actually they go great with any type of dried bean.
     
    My newest Cook's Country has a recipe in it for making your own deviled ham, which had a small amount of sweet pickle relish in it.  I'll post if anyone's interested. 
     
     
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