It's Hamapalooza! Starting with Ham, Quinoa, and Potato Dauphinoise Burgers with Lime Mayo, Arugula, and Cabbage Salad

Happy Hamapalooza!  My annual celebration of all things HAM!

Because I married a southerner (you can take the boy out of North Carolina, but...), our Easter feasts are centered around a hickory-smoked ham and, as I learned long ago, an 11-pound ham shared between two people requires just a little extra imagination.  Here's a greatest Hamapalooza hit that I hope you'll try... and love!

Yep, you heard me.

I diced some ham.

I diced some of the Easter pommes dauphinoise.  (Recipe Here...)

I added a bit of Dijon and mayo... an egg and some bread crumbs... some salt and pepper.

And then I remembered  I had some cooked quinoa, so I tossed some of that in as well.

Formed "burgers."  Coated them in cracker crumbs.  Fried them in EVOO.

Made a sauce of mayo, chives, and some lime juice.

Served them with my grandmother's classic cabbage salad (click below)... and some undressed arugula.

Cabbage Salad

Wow.  These are stellar.

I just want to remind you...

Your Easter ham is a treasure trove, not a burden.

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!

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