An aunt gave me this recipe, which is great for using leftover ham. I've served it several times for company, and someone always asks for the recipe.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup diced green pepper
- 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, cooked and drained
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen puff pastry shells, baked
- WHITE SAUCE:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash white pepper
- 2 cups milk
- In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the green pepper, onions and mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Stir in peas, ham, mustard and salt; heat through. Gently stir in eggs; set aside. For sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add flour, salt and pepper; stir to make a smooth paste. Add the milk all at once; cook and stir 1 minute more. Add ham mixture and heat through. Serve in pastry shells. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham A La King in Country Extra May 1994, p49
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