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Ham-recipes

Healthy Ham and Pasta Frittata

A healthy frittata dinner makes for delicious leftovers for lunch or even dinner the next day, since it can be served warm or cold.

Our favourite dish combines wholemeal pasta with delicious Parmesan cheese, and a handful of spinach for extra texture and flavour. This recipe will take about 20 minutes to prepare, and serves up to four people.

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Ingredients

1.5 cups wholemeal pasta

4 tbsp Parmesan cheese

4-5 slices of ham off the bone (you could also use bacon)

5 eggs

3-4 parsley leaves

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Cook the pasta until al dente. Then remove and set aside to cool down.
  3. Whisk the eggs until they are of a smooth consistency. Then add the Parmesan cheese, ham, and parsley. Feel free to also season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Combine the pasta and egg mixture, then transfer into a pan and cook for 20 minutes.

Image via Nugget Market

Ham and Egg Crepe Recipe

There is no denying that eggs make the perfect breakfast recipe; packed with protein, and so quick and easy to prepare.

Create this classic French dish which takes all of 10 minutes to prepare, and add some ripe cherry tomatoes and avocado for some sweet and savoury flavour.

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Ingredients

Crepes

1 cup and 2 tbsp skim milk

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup and 2 tbsp water

2 large eggs

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)

Cooking spray

Filling

8 large eggs

5 ounces black forest ham slices

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup green onion (sliced)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  2. Combine the milk, flour, water, eggs, butter, and salt into a blender.
  3. Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add some of the batter.
  4. Cook until the edges begin to dry, then flip and cook for a few more seconds.
  5. Cook the bottom of each egg, then divide over each crepe with a few strips of ham.
  6. Fold the crepe into quarters, then transfer to the tray and sprinkle with cheese. Cook in the oven until the cheese has melted, and the egg yolk has tightened. Garnish with green onions, avocado, and sliced cherry tomatoes.

Image and Recipe via FestFoods

Macadamia Christmas Ham Recipe

This macadamia-crusted ham will be the centrepiece of your Christmas table (you may want to get a bigger ham as everyone will want seconds!).

Serves 12

Ingredients

7-8kg leg of ham on the bone
1/2 cup ginger marmalade
100g brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup macadamia butter*
1/4 cup Davidson Plum chili sauce (or sweet chilli sauce) 150g macadamias, finely chopped

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan-forced. Position an oven shelf in the lowest position and remove all the other shelves.

2. Use a small sharp knife to cut around the ham shank (end of the leg) in a zigzag pattern 10cm from the end. Carefully remove the skin from the ham in 1 piece by running the knife and score the fat in a diamond pattern. Place the ham in a baking dish lined with several layers of non-stick baking paper.

3. Combine the marmalade, sugar, mustard, macadamia butter and chilli sauce in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the marmalade melts. Brush the ham with half the marmalade glaze to evenly coat. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Press the macadamias firmly onto the ham and brush with remaining glaze. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until nuts are lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and set aside for 15 minutes to rest before carving.

*Macadamia butter is available at some farmers markets, specialty stores or it is easy to make your own, see the recipe at australian-macadamias.org

What are you cooking for Christmas this year?