Very good taste. The flavor was exactly what I was looking for. The texture just didn't do it for me though. I did reduce the mayonnaise a bit, I made a half recipe and used about 1/3 cup and it was just enough. The problem I had was even though I diced the ham quite small, the mixture didn't hold together well, and made eating the sandwich a bit messy. I will definitely make again. I'm thinking of just tossing everything in the food processor and pulsing a few times to see if that improves the texture. Thanks Inez for a great start!
I specially liked this because it was not swimming in mayonnaise. It does need to chill so that the minced onion softens.
This was wonderful, my picky non sandwhich eating daughter had it in her lunch today and loved it!!! Hubby will get it in his lunch tomorrow and I am sure he will be surprised! Many Thanks!
Tasty sandwich spread, I made it for sandwiches we took on a picnic. I used some finely chopped red onion in place of the minced kind.
This is a delicious sandwich spread, but the consistancy is a bit 'soupy'. I will definitely make this again, but will try just one cup of mayo to see if that dries it out to the texture I most prefer.There's certainly nothing lacking in flavor!
I made a much scaled down version of this recipe and didn't measure anything. The ingredients blended together very well and I will not hesitate to make this again. I likely will never get the same consistency but I'm sure the taste will be there.
I am giving this five stars because it is so retro. Took me right back to the 50s when my Mom often made something like this, and that's just what I was looking for. I used to help grind the ham (sometimes bologna) in the good old table-top hand-cranked grinder. Now I use my good old food processor. This is salty, but tastes good. It makes a good sandwich by itself, but today I enjoyed the last of it by laying sliced mozzarella cheese on half a small baguette, then piling ham salad on top. This made good work lunches all week. Thank you, MizzNezz, for sharing a fond food memory from the past.
I ground my ham and added about 1/4 tsp of celery seeds, as a personal prefence, It tasted every bit as good without them. I loved the extra flavor the worcestershire sauce added. We will definitely be keeping this recipe and using it often. Since the ham I used was ground we were also able to use this as a cracker spread without pieces of ham falling off the crackers.
I scaled this down to 3 servings since I was making a variety of sandwiches for my BF for lunch today. I don't think I have ever eaten ham salad before but the picture Parsley posted really peaked my interest. I thought it was just a little watery, but that could be easily fixed by reducing the mayo just a tad. I really liked the tang of the onions with the sweet relish. My BF didn't really care for it, but I thought it was a different take on just a plain ham sandwich. I got the deli to slice my ham about 1/4" thick so it was very easy for me to dice it into little pieces without having to pull out my mini processor to chop the ham... plus I hate extra dishes to wash!!! Thanks for posting!!!
This ham salad is better than any deli purchased I have had to date. In fact, I doubt I purchase ham salad again now that I have this recipe. A nice blend of flavor, easy to make. The worchestershire sauce is the secret ingredient that makes this such a perfect recipe. I opted to use the food grinder attachment to my mixer for the ham as opposed to dicing the ham or using my food processor. I also used dill relish as others had stated due to personal preference. I wisked 1/2 cup of the mayo with the worchestershire sauce and used that first then mixed in small amounts of mayo at a time to reach my desired consistency. I found this best if made the night before to allow the flavors to mellow. I took this to work along with a variety of breads. A majority voted this ham salad on Hearty Rye a wonderful combination. Thanks for sharing MizzNezz!