You are going to love this Deviled ham spread or dip, however you decide to use it. This is one of the easiest and easily accessible meals to make
Before we even get started, I realize that some of you may be unable to disassociate your thoughts about deviled ham from those tiny tins of “Underwood” -brand Deviled Ham, with its pitchfork-wielding red devil leering ominously from the white paper package.
Some of you may have a visceral, negative reaction to the notion of blending cooked ham with mayonnaise.
With origins in the mid-1800’s, the process of “deviling” can be applied to almost anything, including hard boiled eggs, organ meats, or in this case, cooked leftover ham. The remains of our honey-glazed spiral cut ham are ground up, mixed with mustard and other spices, and used as a flavorful, unique spread for crunchy crackers or for (not so) fancy tea sandwiches with the crusts cut off and eaten with pinky extended. Still not on board with the whole idea? Close your eyes, pretend that it was presented to you as “Downeast Country Pate” on a fancy charcuterie board at a sidewalk cafe, with a few toast points, a handful of cornichons, and an ice cold beer that cost more than a used iPod Touch.
- 1 1/2 cups cooked ham (about 1/2 pound), chopped
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
- 3 tablespoons onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon whole capers, drained
- 3–4 tablespoons curly parsley
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (or your favorite hot sauce, to taste)
- 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse in one second bursts, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Pulse until very well combined, but not quite a smooth paste (some texture here is good).
- Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least an hour to allow flavors to meld.
- Serve on crispy crackers, white bread, or with veggies.
Frequently Asked Questions About Deviled Ham
Is Deviled ham healthy?
The store bought brands usually have lots of salt and additional preservatives that are not nutritious. making your own home cooked Deviled ham is more healthy.
Is potted meat the same as Deviled ham?
No, the difference between the two is potted meat is mechanically separated parts of all kinds of meat whereas deviled ham is simply parts of ham only.
What Goes good with Deviled ham?
The most popular ways to eat Deviled ham is to spread it on crackers or use as a replacement for sandwich meat. Some other great things that go good with Deviled ham include cucumbers, carrots, and even chips.