Leftover Easter Ham Patties, Apple And Red Onion Join The Party!
Please note: this will be my last post of the season. We are now starting our busy summer schedule. I hope everyone has a happy Easter and a wonderful summer. If all goes well will see you in the fall!!
If you cooked a ham for Easter or even if you didn't, this recipe might appeal to you and your family, it does to mine. These can be eaten as is, dipped in something, used on a bun or biscuit, topped with an egg, and the list goes on and on. Some of our favorite toppings also include, mustards, salsas, or even a little maple syrup would be good. The key to a good patty is keeping your ingredients diced fine, and if possible letting sit in fridge at least 30 minutes. Also, turning carefully, and not making so big that you can't turn easy. These are just as good a day or two later, and reheat and freeze great!! Here is what I did today:
1 cup of finely diced ham, could also pop in processor for quicker results, just don't over process
1/4 to 1/3 cup of finely diced red onion, or onion of choice, to taste
1/3 heaping cup of shredded peeled apple, don't skimp on the 1/3, of choice
1 Tablespoon gourmet mustard, I used stone ground, or mustard of choice
Spices of choice, I used Herbes de Provence, turmeric and black pepper, amounts of choice
1 large or x large beaten egg
1/3 cup bread crumbs of choice
Let sit in fridge at least 30 minutes if possible, if not no problem, will just be a tad moister when forming into patties, might need to add another Tablespoon of bread crumbs
Fry in way of choice, I used coconut oil, but have also used evoo, pan spray and even butter before with my fritters, 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through, or feel free to bake in oven your favorite way, or finish off in oven, your kitchen your choice
Note: size of patties and thickness, and what you are using will determine time
Turn carefully first time you turn until both sides are crisped over
Bonus idea: if you want to change them up a bit, try adding a couple Tablespoons of some sharp shredded cheddar cheese, or cheese of choice!!!
I get 4 patties out of this recipe, yes one is missing in my photo, someone had to sample them for heavens sake!!!!!!