The Hammy Down
This is the best "Hammy Down" that you will ever receive! Thick caraway-flavored bread adds a warmth and heartiness to this sandwich, apple jelly adds a bit of sweetness, and toasted pecans a bit of texture to this delicious ham salad.
Dovetailing Tip: Use leftover ham from day 2 to make todays sandwiches.
|2 tablespoons||apple jelly or peach preserves|
|2 tablespoons||chopped fresh chives or scallions|
|3/4 pound||leftover roast ham , cut into chunks (about 1 1/2 cups)|
|3/4 cup||diced celery , plus 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves|
|1/2 cup||chopped toasted pecans|
|8||slices raisin-nut bread, lightly toasted|
|8 to 12||slices havarti cheese (preferably caraway-flavored)|
|8||boston lettuce leaves|
Mix the mayonnaise, apple jelly and chives in a large bowl until smooth. Pulse the ham in a food processor until finely chopped but not mushy. Toss the chopped ham, celery, celery leaves and pecans with the mayonnaise mixture until combined.
Lay 4 slices bread on a clean surface. Layer 2 to 3 slices havarti on each, then top with a scoop of ham salad and 2 lettuce leaves. Close with the remaining 4 slices bread. Cut each sandwich in half.
Photograph by Lisa Shin