Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Special of the Week

Pretty Salad
Baked Yams
Ham Pattties with Yummy Condiment

Pretty Salad: Place an ice cream dipper of small curd cottage cheese on a salad plate. Place two overlapping pineapple rings on the cottage cheese and put a Marachino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring. Garnish with a trio of fresh mint leaves at 12, 4 and 8 O’clock positions around the cottage cheese dollops. Chill until serving time.

Baked Yams: Scrub small to medium sized Yams or Sweet Potatoes. Place in preheated 350 F oven and bake for 1 -1 ¼ hours until fork tender. Serve hot and pass the butter and sweet table cream.

Yummy Condiment: Grate about half of an unpeeled Golden Delicious apple to measure ½ cup. Mix grated apple well with 1 tsp lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside. In another bowl, mix ¼ cup sour cream, 2 Tblsp buttermilk, 1 tsp sugar, grated apple and 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles.
Finely slice remaining apple and set aside in enough cold lemon juice-water mixture to cover.

Grind or finely grate fully cooked ham (Nellie uses Hormel Cure 81) to make 2 cups. Mix ham with ¾ cup plain bread crumbs, 2 eggs, ½ tsp Louisiana hot sauce, 2 Tblsp Agave nectar OR honey. Mix with hands and shape into 4-6 patties. Fry in hot, NON-STICK skillet or griddle in a small amount of oil until browned on both sides and heated through. Toast Kaiser or hamburger buns.

Place hot patties on toasted bun bottom, spread a generous amount of Yummy Condiment and top with thin apple slices. Thinly sliced red onion can be added, if desired. Add top of toasted bun. Serve warm.