Saturday, October 13, 2012

Creamed Ham on Biscuits




This meal brings back memories of Saturday night suppers when I was
 growing up.  Mom would always have a can of ham in the cupboard 
so this was something she could whip up in a few minutes.  
I don't buy canned ham very often so I use leftover ham cubes or cooked chicken.  Add a salad and you have supper ready.


Ingredients for the Creamed Ham
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter (second amount)
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the Biscuits
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
Method for the Creamed Ham:
  1. Preheat oven to 375º 
  2. Place 1 tablespoon oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add chopped vegetables and saute' until softened.
  4. Add ham and frozen peas, stir and heat for another minute or so and set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan or microwavable bowl, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  6. Stir in flour until combined.
  7. Add milk and continue to cook and stir until sauce is thickened.  
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Stir in ham and vegetables and place in casserole dish.
Method for the Biscuits:
  1. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Cut in butter to form pea sized crumbs
  3. Using a fork, stir in Buttermilk just until all is moistened.
  4. Drop by large spoonfuls over creamed ham mixture.
  5. Place casserole in 375 º oven and bake for 10- 15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.
  6. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

16 comments:

  1. sounds fantastic, but at what oven temperature?

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    1. Good Question - sorry I missed that. I will put it in. Thanks

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    2. thanks. I'm making this tonite. :)

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  2. I never thought of using ham this way. Thanks for the recipe...
    Balisha

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  3. Oh, this recipe comes just in the nick of time as I still have leftover ham from last weekend's Thanksgiving meal, and was running out of ideas what to do with it. So will definitely be trying this... Thanks!

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  4. A satisfying, filling, cheap meal from grandparent's depression era meals. So wonderful. I had this many times. Wonderful with chicken, and beef or wild game.
    Thank you for sharing

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  5. You have the greatest recipes! I used to make creamed ham but have forgotten about it. I must do it again soon.

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  6. That looks like comfort food at it's finest!

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  7. I do this with dark woodsy mushrooms and leave out the meat. Makes a wonderful vegetarian option for us non meat eater and it sooo yummy

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  8. is it okay to use just white flour for the biscuits?

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  9. I tried this recipe this past Saturday - the biscuits weren't very good because the whole wheat flour I used was a bit 'off' - does flour get rancid? Anyway - the rest was a hit and I've been asked to prepare it again tonight with the request to not do the biscuits, but to add potatoes and broccoli to the mixture. Thank you again for some wonderful recipes! :)

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    1. I'm sorry your biscuits didn't turn out. Yes, flour - especially whole wheat flour can turn rancid after awhile. I am glad you enjoyed the creamed ham though.

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  10. This recipe was a good jumping point for me. I don't often have ham in the house, but have lots of beef. I have modified this to use up leftover roast beef, and made a gravy instead of a white sauce. Also have used a variety of vegetables in it. A sick neighbour's family sure like the biscuit topping. Dairymary

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  11. i have some leftover ham from last nights supper so this is a good recipe for me to use it up. i've never had creamed ham so i'm looking forward to it. thanks for this!! i'm always looking for new recipes.

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