MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- (Family Features) Once the feast is over, many home cooks are left with a plethora of leftovers and a challenge: how to make the most of what remains. While it's hard to live up to that original holiday meal, there's a lot more that you can do with leftover ham rather than just reheating.
This year, give leftovers new life with a week's worth of versatile meals that can be enjoyed throughout the day. Start with a fully-cooked, naturally hickory smoked Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham with a pecan praline glaze, and follow these simple steps to turn it into a potato-crusted ham quiche for brunch, a Monte Cristo sandwich for lunch, and a savory soup for dinner. You'll leave friends and family asking for leftovers more often.
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Holiday Spiral Sliced Ham with Pecan Praline GlazeServes: 14Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes per pound 1 Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham with Pecan Praline Glaze
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove packaging; reserve liquid. Place ham cut-side down on large sheet of foil in roasting pan, pour reserved liquid over ham and wrap completely with foil.
Warm ham in oven for 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Do not overheat.
After removing ham from oven, let ham sit for 5 minutes before glazing.
Heat glaze packet for 15 seconds in microwave. Glaze is hot, so be careful when opening packet. Holding packet with a towel or oven mitt, cut corner off packet and pour glaze into a bowl. Stir well and spoon over ham. Let glazed ham sit for 5 minutes before serving to allow glaze to melt over ham.
Potato-Crusted Ham QuicheServes: 8Cook Time: 45 minutes 2 cups of potatoes, raw and shredded 1/4 cup onion, minced 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped 3 eggs, divided Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese, grated 1 cup Smithfield Spiral Ham, fully cooked and chopped 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray quiche pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In medium bowl mix potatoes, onion, pepper, chives, 1 beaten egg and salt and pepper to taste.
Press potato mixture evenly into crust shape up the side and on the bottom of the pan and spray again. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses. Remove crust from oven and layer the following: ham first, and then cheese mixture on top. In a bowl, beat together evaporated milk, remaining eggs, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour mixture on top of cheese and return to oven.