Recipes Using Virginia Country Ham
VIRGINIA HAM-CHICKEN TEMPLARS
8 chicken breasts
4 slices Virginia or Country ham
1 10 oz. can cream or mushroom soup
4 to 6 ounces dry sherry
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Bone and flatten chicken breasts.
Layer 1/2 slice of ham on each chicken breast half.
Roll up tightly and secure with toothpick.
Place in casserole dish.
Top with sauce made by combining mushroom soup and sherry.
Bake for about 1 hour.
Allow to cool.
Slice rolls into bite-size pieces and serve on toothpicks.
Rolls can be placed in a chafing dish with a little sauce, after you have sliced them.
GENUINE SMITHFIELD HAM SPREAD
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 to 1 cup chopped, cooked Smithfield Ham
1/4 cup finely minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped pecans, or unsalted peanuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup chopped pineapple (if a sweeter spread is desired)
Mix all ingredients. Serve with crackers or raw vegetables. This may also be used for stuffed mushrooms or cherry tomatoes or as a topping for celery.
Ingredients:2-3 lb chunk of Country Ham, cooked
1 quart fresh Water
2 Bay Leaves
1 teaspoon teaspoon Black Peppercorns
2 slices Country Bacon, chopped
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 large clove Garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon Mustard Seed, toasted
8 small red-skinned Potatoes, halved
2 tablespoon fresh Parsley, chopped
1 large head of cabbage, cut into 8 chunks