By Kevin Williams
This is an old, old Amish recipe for homemade ham salad from an Amish woman in Indiana. A lot of Amish recipes for ham salad, believe it or not, are "mock ham salad" recipes using ground-up hot dogs. This is an old recipe that actually uses ham. Sounds like a simple version of this all-American picnic classic, so save this for the upcoming spring and summer picnic season!
Reader Barbara tested out this recipe for us and here is what she had to say:
I made this today and Mr really liked. However, I only used 3 eggs and used celery flakes because I did not have fresh celery. This was a very simple version of ham salad. It is good on crackers as a snack and will be equally tasty on a sandwich!
Above is a photo of the actual handwritten copy of the recipe. I loved seeing old, handwritten recipes.
Below are some photos of Barbara's version of the ham salad:
- 1½ cups ham, cooked and ground
- 6 hard cooked eggs, cut-fine
- 1 /2 cup celery, diced fine
- 1 /2 cup pickle relish
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Combine ham, eggs, celery.
- Blend in mayonnaise, relish, mustard, and lemon juice.
- Add to ham mixture.
- Toss lightly.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Stay tuned, Judy, we'll do some homemade biscuits and gravy recipes soon....take care and have a Happy Easter!