Grandma had the right idea about how to stretch meat to feed more people. In this recipe, 4 ounces of ham and 2 eggs make enough generously-filled sandwiches for four.
I always buy “no water added” ham for extra flavor, and I think that homemade cooked dressing makes this salad even more special. The ingredients are simple but delicious and I always have them on hand. I usually cook my eggs and dressing the evening before I plan to use them. Use any leftover dressing for anything you would use mayonnaise in, it keeps several days in the refrigerator.
Grandma's Ham and Egg Salad Spread
1 cup Ham -- 4 ounces
2 Eggs, Hard-boiled -- chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/4 cup Cooked Dressing - -- or mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
In small food processor, chop ham, celery, and onion. Chop eggs (by hand). Combine ham mixture, eggs, and dressing together in a bowl. Stir to coat. Refrigerate until serving time.
Makes 4 sandwiches, or can be served on crackers.
Yield: "4 servings"
Per Serving, using cooked dressing: 128 Calories; 7g Fat (52.1% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 153mg Cholesterol; 623mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
1 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoons Flour, All-purpose or Cook-type Clear Jel
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Dry Mustard
1 large Egg Yolk -- slightly beaten
3 ounces Milk (I have used skim milk, whole milk and it’s really good with half and half)
2 tablespoons Vinegar – mild (we like cider vinegar)
½ Tablespoon Butter
Mix dry ingredients; gradually add egg yolk and milk (I use a wire whip); cook over hot (not boiling) water until thick, stirring constantly, only about 3-4 minutes. Add vinegar and butter; mix well and cook until thick. Cover with plastic wrap right on the top of the mixture while cooling it. Chill; stir before using. (Yield: About 1/2 cup)
67¢ per cup Only 25 Calories per tablespoon
Dressing recipe from "Betty Crocker Good and Easy 1954 or Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book 1946 and 1968"