Save money purchasing ham by choosing good, fresh ham.
Look for firm ham, and a rosy pink colored ham with a fine grain.
casserole and stews, use all the flavor in ham in a thrift conscious way by
cutting the ham into small pieces. The flavor will distribute better than
if the ham is cut into large chunks.
Here are a couple frugal ham recipes.
Ham and Potato Casserole
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 package frozen hash browns, thawed (30
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup cooked ham, cubed
Combine the eggs, evaporated milk, salt and pepper in a large
bowl. Add the thawed hash browns, cheese, and the onions, green pepper and
Put in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees
for 45 minutes, uncovered, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out
Easy Ham Quiche
1 can cream of cheese soup
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 cup chopped ham
1/2 cup leftover cooked green vegetables
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 unbaked pie crust
Beat eggs until light. Gradually beat
in soup and cream. Add ham, and vegetables. Set aside.
Sprinkle cheese, meat and vegetables over
the bottom of the pie crust. Top with soup mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until
center is firm. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.