Prep time: 10 min.
Yield: 1 Quart.
- 2-3 cups cooked Ham chunks or cubes (lunch meat ends from your local deli can also be used, you may need to sort through and discard of peppery meat ends, or any ends you find undesirable for your ham salad).
- 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise *see note.
- 3/4 cup dill pickle slices.
Using a meat grinder (a food processor can be used instead of a meat grinder; just seperate the ham and pickles when using a processor, however the ham salad consistency will be a little chunkier), grind up the ham and pickle slices together. Stir in mayonnaise until the ham salad is smooth and spreadable. See notes below for variations.
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Note 1* You can adjust the amount of mayo to your preference. Salad dressing can substituted for mayonnaise if you prefer the taste, but once again the amount may need to be adjusted.
Note 2* The Ham Salad that was made at the Amish deli where I worked as a teenager, was made with these three ingredients. If you prefer, you can also add any of the optional ingredients below. Also if you have a saltier ham and want to sweeten the ham salad slightly, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Optional Add ins:
- diced celery
- diced onion
- diced bell pepper
- hard boiled egg (or eggs), chunked.