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Potted Ham Recipe

You can serve this as you would a pâté with crackers or biscuits, or if you put it into 4 separate small dishes or glasses, you could use it as a main course along with some bread.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Make-Ahead, Pork, Spreads and Pâtés, Starters
Servings 4


  • Melt the butter slowly on the stove, or melt it in the microwave. When it's melted, pour the clear part of the butter into a small bowl, trying to leave as many of the solids behind in the pan as possible. Just discard the solids. Let the butter cool a bit.
  • Put the ham, the seasonings and three-quarters of the butter into a food processor and whiz till you have a smooth paste. Adjust the taste.
  • Put into a container or bowl, and put enough of the remaining butter on top of it to make a thin layer of butter. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.


You can serve this after about 1/2 hour, but it's even better made a day ahead. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.
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