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I'd love to make a ham loaf, but I never see ground ham anywhere. I have a meat grinder, could I buy a canned ham and grind it? Would it be too salty? What should I use?
By Deborah Joy from West Deptford, NJ
Yes you can use canned ham, but it may be more economical to buy a small piece of ham, depending on how much ham loaf you want to make. I usually buy at least a 3 pound or larger piece of ham, make it all up in small individual ham loaves, and freeze them. Here is the recipe I use, and we love it.
1 1/2 lb ground ham
1 lb ground pork
2 cups waverly cracker crumbs (same as butter crackers)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 lemon, juice and peel, grated ( many times I just use Real Lemon juice)
I make these balls up, freeze, then wrap in saran wrap and put in one large bag in freezer. Take out as many as you need at a time, then make the glaze and pour over to bake. If I only make a few, I cut the glaze recipe in half.