Think of fresh deviled ham as pork’s answer to chicken salad. Creamy and savory, it makes a great dip for crackers or crostini. For a light lunch, try scooping it into cups of butter lettuce with sliced tomatoes.
MAKES ABOUT 4 CUPS
1 pound smoked ham, chopped
3⁄4 cup your favorite or Homemade Mayonnaise
2 small dill pickles, chopped (about 1⁄2 cup)
1⁄4 cup your favorite or Sweet Pickle Relish
2 tablespoons grated onion
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash of hot sauce
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Place the ham in the food processor and pulse six to eight times, until finely chopped, being careful not to overprocess.
2. Transfer to a bowl and add the mayonnaise, dill pickles, pickle relish, onion, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt (ham may already be salty, so taste before adding salt) and pepper to taste and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.