Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
An Irish dish Gammon.A nice sweet and salty dish.Great for St. Patty's Day!Alternate cooking method: Fry ham in butter 3-4 minutes per side then remove ham add onions cooking till translucent, sprinkle with sugar and then with flour mix till blended in, add stock simmering for 5 minutes. Add whiskey season with salt, pepper and dried parsley. Top ham with sauce.
- 4 ham steaks
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons whiskey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 -1 3⁄4 cup water or 1 -1 3⁄4 cup stock
- salt or pepper
- Brush steaks with melted butter.
- Trim and cut into fat to prevent curling, and grill for 7-8 minutes each side.
- --To make sauce, gently fry onions in remainder of butter until cooked.
- Remove from heat cover with foil then whisk flour gradually into pan.
- Add water or stock.
- Return to heat.
- Add brown sugar, Dijon, and vinegar and bring to the boil.
- Lower heat and simmer gently for about 3-5 minutes to cook flour.
- If sauce seems a little thick, add more water.
- Add whiskey and season to taste.
- Place ham steaks on a warmed serving platter and pour on sauce.
This is really good!! The sauce was a little sweet but not too sweet. The whiskey enhanced the sauce. I used canned chicken broth for the liquid. After I added the whiskey to the sauce, I let it cook for a few minutes to cook some of the alcohol out of it. It made the sauce taste even better. If you don't cook with alcohol, the sauce is good without it too. I tasted the sace as it was cooking and before adding the whiskey and it was good!! I will be making this again.
I got this recipe off of another site years ago and have made it often since. I always chop up extra onions so that the sauce is chunky. I also cook the sauce a little after adding the whiskey to burn off some of the alcohol. This sauce tastes great over any vegetable that goes with ham, especially green beans. Super quick and tasty.
Another great dish from ~Rita~! I wouldn't have thought these ingredients would come together so nicely...absolutely delicious. Only change is I made it with one very large ham slice (steak). Came out great...thanks again ~Rita~. :)