My household like so many, generally serves a ham during any holiday. I am not a big fan of cloves so I like to braise my ham in wine and aromatics. It keeps it moist and delicious!
The main dish is a Easter Ham in honor of Julia Child. She has always been an inspiration to me. My family loves this recipe. I live about 45 minutes from Smithfield Virginia. So, I chose to use a Smithfield ham for this recipe. You can use any ham you like. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
Serve the ham juices as they are or make a gravy by combining 1/3 cup of flour to 1/3 cup butter or peanut oil. Make a loose paste. Stir over moderate low heat with a wooden spoon for 6-10 minutes until medium brown. Remove from heat and add the ham stock. Whisk until smooth and thick.
What other side dishes do you think I should serve with this delicious ham? Here is my favorites.
Who wouldn’t forget dessert? One of my big views from bloggers is my Chocolate Cake
. It is so luscious, moist and out of this world good!
I hope you enjoy this holiday recipe as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you.
Peace be with you,