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Deviled Ham

Deviled Ham

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I have been digging Comfort food from the past lately.  I mean the way past.  Does anyone else remember Deviled Ham?  It came in a little can with I think a white wrapper;  not really sure of the brand.  What I do remember is the salty and creamy goodness smeared between two pieces of white bread.

Deviled Ham

Recently I was working on a video for a boot camp we hosted, and one of the assignments was to make a sandwich video.  While I thought of the obvious, peanut butter and jelly or even turkey for that matter, I knew I wanted to change it up.  Then Deviled Ham came to mind and I got busy in the kitchen.

Folks this recipe is ridiculously easy, so much so, I cannot believe I am sharing it.  It is salty, it is creamy and it is even better than I remember.  It is good on white bread or whole week crackers.  Shoot who I am kidding, it is also good by the spoonful!  

I have tried the recipe with two types of ham, a high-quality deli ham, and a roasted rosemary deli ham.  Both versions are really good, but I am kind of leaning towards the rosemary version as it has a bit more flavor.  Either way, make sure to use a really good ham.  And lots of mayo smeared on the bread as well!


Deviled Ham


Recipe:  Deviled Ham

  • 1/2 pound ham, use deli ham, chopped into pieces or leftover Easter ham
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • black pepper to taste
  • bread

How To:

      1. Place the ham into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, then spoon into a bowl.
      2. Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, and green onions. Stir to mix.
      3. Season to taste with black pepper. I didn’t think it needed more salt but you can add if you want more.
      4. Place some of the deviled ham onto a slice of bread, top with another slice and enjoy. (I add a little lettuce as well).
      5. Serve.
      6. Eat.
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Friday 11th of March 2022

I grew up eating this. It was my favorite sandwich. My mother would make a dinner with a leg of ham. Afterwards she ground the meat and added finely chopped onion, celery and sweet pickles along with mayo and a little mustard. I lived for those sandwiches. Thankfully my brothers didn't enjoy this sandwich so I only had to share it with my mother and father. This will always be a comfort food to me as long as I live. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

Denise Woodward

Friday 18th of March 2022

Isn't this the best comfort food. I always enjoy making using leftover easter ham!

Betsy @ Desserts Required

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

I did not grow up eating deviled ham. I saw it but had not idea what it was. I LOVE ham. I LOVE mayo. Heck, I LOVE every ingredient in this. Perhaps this falls under the category of 'negligence' on the part of my parents because I know I am going to LOVE this recipe!


Monday 14th of September 2015

just amazing for starting the week