The Best Ham Salad Ever

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Simple salad recipes like this easy salad recipe from Judy is what makes cooking not as hard as many believe it to be. You can turn a simple salad into a gourmands delight with a touch extra of this or a touch less of that. That is the beauty of simple salad recipes. They give you leeway to add your favorite ingredient to make the salad recipe your own. An easy salad recipe can always seem to others like you are a master Chef since if you add some exotic spice to it you can make that simple salad a Michelin star candidate with a little tweak here and there. Whenever you watch a chef on television many might feel that because he is schooled in cooking that whatever he does is almost impossible for you to make at home. They became great what they do in the oldest way know to mankind. You must practice simple trial and error and the trick is to find test subjects that are willing to taste the worst recipe you make so you get honest feedback until you get it just right and you will love the look on their face upon the first bite. Never feel you can’t

make a recipe. Ham has been with us as long as there have been pigs and they have been around for a long time. There are many different cuts from the porcine body and the most enjoyed and most used is the hind leg. You can cure it like they do in many parts of the world. In Italy the leg is cured and salted and is known as prosciutto. Prosciutto is one of the world’s favorite and best-known Italian foods and it can be included in many different recipes that call for ham. The history of this cured and salted ham dates back to pre-Roman times. First documented evidence has it being made in northern Italy and specifically in San Daniele in the area known as Friuli-Venezia-Guilia. It was the Celtic people, that settled in many areas in Northern Italy, who first began curing meat with salt, and in Parma it was the peasants who took up the making of it. The traditional process of curing is still practiced like an art form in this city and the results are in the delicious prosciutto that when thinly sliced melts in your mouth.

Sliced prosciutto in Italian cuisine is often served as an antipasto or appetizer usually accompanied with melon. It is also eaten as a side to cooked spring vegetables like asparagus or peas. It may be included in a simple pasta sauce made with cream especially carbonara. It is used in stuffing’s for other meats, such as baby veal, as a wrap around veal or steak and as a topping for a sandwich or as a pizza topping. Thanks to Judy of The Southern Lady Cooks Blog for this yummy Best Ham Salad Ever that can use ham, prosciutto or any other type of ham you can think of. Bon apetit. **

Nutrition Facts for: Best Ham Salad Ever from The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Ham, eggs, celery, onion sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, black pepper, dried basil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 (one cup) servings, about 1/2 gallon of salad.* Per Serving:Calories 341, Calories from Fat 190, Total Fat 21.1g 32%, Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%, Cholesterol 147mg 49%, Sodium 1783mg 74%, Potassium 382mg 11%, Carbohydrates 18.0g 6%, Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%, Sugars 7.1g, Protein 20.4g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 5%, Iron 10%

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