Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rice Cakes starring the Ham of God

Typically I made these with Smoked duck, or some really good sausage, but I know many of you will have Ham leftovers after tomorrow and they work well with the ham.

The Ham of God sits on many Easter tables all over the country and after a sandwich many can't wait to get rid of the stuff. If they are lucky they have a bone to cook with some beans, but fortunately this recipe does not require a bone. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/12/17/dining/ham.jpg

1 cup leftover ham diced into tiny bits
1 small onion diced into tiny bits
2 cups cold sticky rice (Sushi rice works best, but Thai broken rice is nice as well. NO Uncle Bens or Minute)
2 eggs
Salt
Pepper
Cayenne pepper
(1/4 cup of finely chopped leftover veg can be added)
Bread crumbs

Mix everything together except the bread crumbs and roll into balls. Press the balls into the crumbs and chill. Place cold patties into a nonstick skillet with a touch of oil and fry til crisp and hot.

I like them for breakfast with a couple of eggs, but you eat them for any meal that amuses you.

The Ham of God, like the Turkey of Thanksgiving will eventually be consumed.

1 comment:

truthspew said...

This sounds delicious. I've got a little bit of ham left and I'll have to try it out.