Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Ham

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Ham

This week’s secret ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is ham!  Yep another pork product.  I have a pig Jones.  I can find more ways to use pork in just about any recipe.  Believe it or not I have to remind myself to not put pork into everything.

While gathering information on ham I went to my favorite resource, The Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion (Deluxe Edition).  They actually have a pork glossary and almost 2 full pages just on ham.  Ham comes from the hog’s hind leg.  You can purchase unprocessed fresh ham or how most hams you buy are cured hams.  If you like pork and you have never cooked a fresh ham you should give it a try.  It will taste more like a pork loin than the cured ham you’re used to.

Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Ham

Cured hams are used in so many dishes.  You can bake, grill, saute, broil or simmer that ham.  I like to grab a ham steak and cube it to pair up with a hash, eggs, roasted vegetables and even pasta.  Recently I shared Ham with Peas and Potatoes Au Gratin .

What are you making with ham these days?  Are you going to have a ham for Christmas? Will it be fresh or cured?  Share your recipes here with the new picture linky and please follow the guidelines.


  • Share your recipe title along with your name and blog name. example- Diane@ The WHOLE Gang-Crispy Sage.
  • Link to your individual post, not your homepage and then link back to this post. This completes the circle and allows your readers to find more recipes using the secret ingredient.
  • Include your name and recipe title. Please link back to this post in your recipe post.
  • Please follow these guidelines so I don’t have to delete your link.

Next week’s secret ingredient is…..Yams!

December 24th ……. No FFF today

December 31st …… Wine

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4 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Ham

  1. Jenn December 10, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    I'm sharing an "oldie but a goodie" today, I made this soup last year out camping with my parents in the White Mountains 🙂

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 11, 2010 at 9:51 am #

      Jenn I love soups with ham in them. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Carol December 10, 2010 at 10:25 am #


    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 11, 2010 at 9:50 am #

      Right there with you Carol!