Friday, January 15, 2016

One Pot Ham Dish

I discovered part of this recipe on the fly.  It seems the best tasting meals I make are those that I hear about with no specific measurements and adjust as I go.

I originally heard about potatoes and greens from an Indian woman I know.  The eggs and ham were totally my own addition and definitely necessary for a whole meal.

First, I took some olive oil in a pan and chopped up some potatoes to add in.  They were red potatoes but I imagine any kind  would work.  I also very thinly sliced a very small red onion that I had laying around.  I doubt this did much for flavor but it made everything smell really good! 

While the potatoes were sizzling on medium high, I chopped up some ham and tossed it in.  The ham was the impetus for this dish.  I have bought a thick slice of ham from the deli before, but when the kid handed this to me, it was the thickest slice I've ever seen!  Usually, they tell me they can do about 3/4 of an inch and that's the thickest that blade will go.  This was at least 1.5 inches thick!  I realized I had to find several uses for such a big piece!

This would be a great follow up meal to a ham dinner!

After about 20 minutes, the potatoes were getting soft, so I added greens.  I had some "baby cooking greens" in one container and spinach in another, so I added them both.  I'm always amazed at how much they cook down.  By the time I added what I thought would be enough, it must have been enough green to fit in one of those large plastic spinach containers.

That's a lot of greens for 2 people but when they cooked down, it seemed like very little.

One of the things I always worry about when I add greens to steam down is that whatever was already in the pan is going to burn.  Probably because this happened once with onions and spinach and it was a raging mess. This particular pan allows me to hold onto handles on both sides to shake it around while the cover is on and keep things moving.

The greens wilted pretty quickly, so when everything was flat, I took the cover off and stirred it all up.  Then I added the eggs.  I decided 4 eggs, one for each corner (of a round pan?) , would be good.

Again, I worried that the potatoes and ham would scorch as the eggs were poaching, so I did a little bit of time with the cover on and a little with it off.  If I remember correctly, I think I turned the heat down a little bit here.  I probably could have left the cover on the whole time but I was worried about the food on the bottom.

When the eggs looked solid, I added a little balsamic vinegar to the pan.

We each had 2 eggs and a hearty helping of the greens, potatoes and ham.  It was really good and easy to make.  Since there were potatoes in it, I didn't make a starch on the side and since there were greens, I didn't make a vegetable, so this was a great one pot meal.

This fed 2 people and we ate the whole thing.  I can't imagine how you would do this for 4 or more people in one pan.  I think you'd have to have two pans going at once because adding much more to the pan could be a problem, plus too many eggs might make it a mess in the final step.

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  1. One pot dishes are so easy to make and this looks so good.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  2. Always love a different recipe for ham.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  3. This sounds delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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