Ham Steak With Hazelnut Sauce

Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

My husband saw this in a recent issue of Saveur magazine and insisted that I make it -- I am glad that I did. The original recipe called for two ham steaks, but that's too much for just the two of us, so I made only one, although I left the sauce ingredients as if for two (DH likes LOTS of sauce!). I thought this was very good and easy (and the leftovers made great sandwiches). Enjoy!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9" x 13" pan with 1 Tbs. butter.
  3. Arrange onion slices in bottom of pan, bake until soft (about 10 min.) and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, and sear ham steak, about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Transfer ham steak to a plate and set aside.
  6. Add brandy to skillet, and cook over high heat until almost evaporated.
  7. Add cream and mustard, and cook for two minutes.
  8. Add hazelnuts, and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Pour sauce over tender onions, and place ham steak on top of onions and sauce.
  10. Melt remaining butter and combine with bread crumbs.
  11. Coat top of ham steak with crumbs.
  12. Bake until hot, about 15 minutes.