I seem to have written this post backwards. All the stuff that I would normally say up here somehow ended up at the bottom when I was writing the recipe so make sure and read all the way down :)
Here’s a recipe for Ham Salad… a.k.a. Deviled Ham Salad… a.k.a Pickle Wrap Spread or Dip.
And I love it. Like, I love it, love it. As in, get up at midnight, go downstairs and eat it out of the container with a spoon, love it.
3 1/2 - 4 cups chopped ham (see notes below)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Add more mayo and/or relish to your liking. Serve as sandwich spread or with crackers. Store in refrigerator.
Notes on the ham…
I've only ever made this using leftover baked ham so I can’t advise if this will taste as yummilicious or have the same perfectly perfect texture if you use some other type of ham (deli, canned, etc.).
I use my food processor to chop the ham but be very careful when doing so because one too many pulses and you could end up with pink mush. I cut the ham into cubes (about 1” in size) and pulse in the food processor only 3-5 times. I once thought I’d be clever and throw big chunks of ham, whole sweet pickles (not relish) and mayo in all at once and I ended up with a grody, shmooshy mess.
You can also use a meat grinder if you happen to have one of those. If you do, just know I’m probably moving in with you when the zombie apocalypse hits because having your own personal meat grinder is some old-school awesomeness and probably means that you have other cool stuff like gas lamps and a lye soap.
This is what your ham should look like when it’s ready to mix with the other ingredients.