Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ham and Cabbage Skillet

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! 

We're not doing anything special around here for St. Patty's Day today.  Grace and I are both sick with spring colds.  So, it's a pajama day for the both of us.  Not even green pjs since we don't have any of those! 

I didn't want today to pass without some sort of St. Patrick's Day themed post, so here's a recipe that I shared on my other blog last year.  I was planning to make this today, but I think I'll be getting some homemade soup out of the freezer for dinner tonight instead. 

I'm not a huge fan of the traditional boiled ham and cabbage St. Patrick's Day dinner. I also don't like Corned Beef and Cabbage. Honestly, I am Irish! :)

When I eat ham, I tend to only enjoy it if it's a spiral cut ham from either Heavenly Ham or Honey Baked Ham. Or if it's in the form of deli meat. Even then, I'm picky about it.
I will, however, eat ham steak. And I do enjoy that! MMmmm!

In the past, Joe and I never really did anything to "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day. Well, besides wearing a green shirt to avoid pinching!

Now that we have Grace, I want to celebrate all the special occasions in little ways. You know, heart-shaped pancakes on Valentine's Day and stuff like that.

Grace is still too young to even realize that it's a special occasion and she's just starting on table food, so this year was "practice". We were out yesterday during dinner, so I put off making our St. Patty's Day dinner until tonight. I really enjoyed it and think it will be a keeper. Not only for St. Patty's Day but as another way to serve ham steak throughout the year.

Ham and Cabbage Skillet

  • 3Tbs. Butter
  • 3 potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 4 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Mrs. Dash, paprika, black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lb. ham steak, diced
  • Boil potatoes in a pot of water until tender, drain.
  • In a skillet cook onions and carrots in melted butter just until onions start to look translucent.
  • Add cabbage and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in water.  This will help cook the cabbage as well as deglaze the pan.
  • Season to your liking.  Be sure to mix well.
  • Add diced ham and heat through.
  • Mix in the cooked potatoes.  (You may want to add another Tbs. of butter at this point)
  • Cook for a few minutes longer and serve. 
  • If you happen to make a traditional boiled ham dinner, this would be a great way to serve the leftovers.  Just drain the liquid and add to a hot skillet with melted butter.  Saute until slightly browned. 
I'll be linking this recipe to the following blog carnivals and linky parties: 


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

The ham and cabbage looks great! Thanks!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Alison,
This is a great recipe. I think I can smell all those wonderful flavors as it cooking in the skillet...YUM! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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