The Hammy Down

Serves: 4

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.

Yield: 4 sandwiches
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
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


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