Ham Pie

DSC_0157.JPGWARNING:  This recipe is not 30A approved! It is not going to get you bikini ready, but it is delicious! And perfect for a rainy day!  My Nanny used to make this often and sometimes, I’d even get my own small ham pie!  So many of my childhood memories center around time spent at both of my grandparents’ houses.  Both of my grandmothers spoiled us with delicious southern cooking on a regular basis.  My Nanny passed away seven years ago, but I use so many of her things daily–dishes, dish towels, aprons, pot holders…

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Nanny on a three wheeler in a dress and me riding side saddle in my overalls.  I’m sure this was strictly a photo op and we didn’t actually ride on the three wheeler.  It would have messed up my hair.  Notice the curls that were formed the night before on pink sponge rollers and roller paper. This was no doubt taken on a Sunday afternoon. I spent many Saturday nights with Nanny and Pop. After church and lunch by Miss Mabel at the Charter House, they liked to ride out to the “country” and visit with family.

This ham pie is straight down home country cooking.  A south Alabama gourmet meal.  I’m sure you could serve it with a nice clean green side salad, but I like to take the bone from the center of the ham, throw it in a pot of lima beans, and serve those as the green side dish.

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  • Large slice of ham
  • 4 cups of water, reserving 1 cup
  • A pinch of thyme and garlic powder
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 3-4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  1. Boil ham in water, seasoned with thyme and garlic.
  2. When cooled, tear into bite sized pieces and layer in a large buttered casserole dish.
  3. Place egg slices over ham.
  4. Mix cream of chicken soup and 1 cup of ham broth, stirring until blended well. Pour over egg and ham.
  5. Mix butter, milk, and flour. Pour over ham and soup mixture.
  6. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
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Ham, Eggs, and Soup Mixture
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Flour, milk, and butter mixture poured over the top
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I have Nanny’s recipe card for this one.  It was a newspaper clipping taped to one of her cards.

 

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That golden brown ring around the top of the dish? Scraping and eating that is the special treat for the person who does the dishes. Or so I hear…

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Enjoy!

 

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