Sunday, 6 October 2013

Ham hash cakes

Ham Hash Cakes: Carole's Chatter

I made these ham hash cakes as a way of using up some ham on the bone while not tasting too hammy, if you know what I mean.  Glazed ham on the bone is fantastic but after a few days you need to come up with ways to use the ham that aren't just ham sandwiches or ham and salad.

I cooked the vegetables specially for this dish but it would also be a great way to use up any leftover roast vegetables you had.  Anything that will mash could be included.


2 cooked mashed potatoes
1 cooked mashed carrot
4 cloves of garlic cooked in the same water
¼ an onion, finely diced and fried off till just soft
¼ cup finely diced ham
1 teaspoon mustard powder (Hot English)
¼ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
Salt and pepper

Mix all this together and form into little cakes with moist hands.  Fry in oil/butter til golden and then pop them into a moderate oven to finish for 15 minutes (you will need a longer time if you are starting with cold mashed vegetables).

Ham hash cakes w bacon fail:  Carole's Chatter

And here is what we ate with them.  Note the fail on the bacon – I fried it to a good stage and put it in the oven to "keep warm" – but obviously it kept cooking and was far too crispy for me to really enjoy it.

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  1. Looks yummy!! I've pinned it to my Breakfast board.

  2. I like how resourceful you are with your cooking. Will have to think of this next time I have leftover ham!

  3. YUM I have a ham to cook this week!

  4. They look delicious... now I need to cook a ham so I can have leftovers!

  5. Yum. Looks like a delicious breakfast and economical too seeing as you can be using leftovers!

    I'm like you. I don't like my bacon too crispy either!

  6. Actually, that bacon looks just the way I like it! I love this idea for using up ham. I almost wish I had a ham in the house.

  7. What a great idea! I never know what to do with leftover ham after all the usual suspects are exhausted, thanks for the tip.

  8. Sounds yummy! A great use of leftovers for completely changing the feel of the original dish.

  9. I know what you mean about ham - we have it at Christmas and Easter and usually for days afterward you keep thinking to yourself 'why did we get such a big piece?!' This recipe looks a great way to use up the extras. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks for sharing. Pinned !

  11. Ha! I made pancakes and bacon for supper tonight and did the same thing...kept the bacon warm in the oven. Overdone!

    Creative use of leftovers. In fact, this doesn't even look like leftovers. Thanks for linking this week, Carole.

  12. Great way to use up leftover ham. With Xmas looming, this is definitely one to remember.


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