Tuesday, September 18, 2007

din din

I made one of Jan's mom's recipes last night - Apricot Ham Patties. I had it before at their house and they are really good and easy. My oven is gas and heats fast, so the next time I'm going to put them in for 30 min's instead of 40. We went for a run, so we couldn't keep an eye on them. This is a really easy recipe if you use a food processor, and makes enough for 2 dinners for 4 - I made 8 patties and the mix for another 8 are in the freezer. My favorite part is the brown sugar glaze that ends up in the bottom of the pan. Here is a close recipe I found online:

(I would still do it in the oven - 350 deg., for 30-40 min's. the difference in mine was adding 1lb of lean pork, more milk, double the bread crumbs, diced apricots, 2 eggs, and fresh parsley) Oh, and I put 1/2 c. brown sugar mixed with 1 tsp flour on the bottom so it melts and sticks to the bottom of the patties).


1 lb. ground, cooked ham1 egg, slightly beaten1/4 c. dry bread crumbs2 tbsp. finely chopped onion2 tbsp. milk2 tsp. parsley flakes1 tsp. prepared mustard2 tbsp. brown sugar2 tbsp. honey1 tsp. vinegarDash of ground cloves2 tbsp. orange juice

Combine ham, egg, bread crumbs, onion, milk, parsley flakes and mustard. Mix well. Shape into 4 large patties. Place in square glass baking dish; set aside.

Combine brown sugar, honey, vinegar and cloves; mix well. Spread half the brown sugar mixture over patties. Stir orange juice into remaining brown sugar mixture; set aside. Cover patties loosely. Microwave on high for 4 minutes; rotate dish. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until patties are firm in center. Cover with reserved brown sugar glaze. Yield: 4 servings.


caroline said...

what are you doing making fancy dinners when you are supposed to be posting pictures or your wedding, darn you!!!

f*bomb. said...

Caroline- GET ON THIS!!!