I have so much leftover ham from Christmas Dinner! I could feed a family of 15 or 20 with the ham that I have left! This means that it’s time to get creative. Sure I could just reheat the ham and eat it, but that gets boring by the end of the second day. I want to feel as if this is an entirely different meal and not just reheated leftovers.
The day after Christmas I made Jay and I homemade biscuits using left over ham. Boy these were good. I’m not exactly the best baker in the world, but I managed to bake biscuits while still throwing in ingredients allowing me to feel as if my personality shines through. Normally when I do this with baking I end up with disastrous results, but not this time! This time there was much success!!
Ham and Cheddar Biscuits with Lemon and Chives
Yields 12-14 biscuits
Mildly adapted from: Thibeault’s Table
2 cups flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 Tbs. paprika (I used smoked paprika)
1-2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup milk, cream, or buttermilk*
*if using buttermilk add 1/2 tsp. baking soda
zest of 1/4 lemon
handful chives, finely chopped
handful cooked ham, cubed
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Mix the flour with the baking powder, paprika and salt. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse sand.
Add lemon zest, ham, cheese, and chives. Stir milk or cream in to flour mixture. Mix quickly with fork until dough comes together. Using hands gently pat the ingredients together. Do not over mix. Pat out to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut with biscuit cutters and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
Then you can make a delicious breakfast sandwich out of your biscuits using MORE leftover ham, cheese and eggs!