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7 Delicious Dishes You Can Prepare Using Holiday Ham
  • Noche Buena is not complete without the holiday ham. More often than not, we have leftover ham after all the festivities, especially if we got extra ones as gifts. There's no need to worry as there are different dishes you can prepare using ham. Here are some of them:

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    1 Turn It Into Christmas Embutido

    What defines a really good log of embutido? The quality of ham and cheese used, of course! Use your leftover ham for embutido and the leftover queso de bola, too, for a holiday dish that’ll make you want next year’s Christmas to come sooner.

    READ: Chicken-Ham Embutido Recipe

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    2 Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Make Cordon Bleu extra special by using your Christmas staples such as hamonand queso de bola. It will make a difference! 

    READ: Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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    3 Dice It Up For Hamon Chowder

    Diced hamon will give your chowder the chunky, savory-sweet flavor that extends the pleasure of Christmas dinners to more meals ahead. Whether it’s for the main course or a side, this chowder will warm you up during this cold season.

    READ: How to Use Leftover Ham in Chowder

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    4 Make Ham Fried Rice

    If you’ve also got leftover rice in the fridge, it’s best to use it ASAP. This is one delicious dish that’s super easy to put together. We’re all for a delicious and easy breakfast after an exhausting day of Noche Buena cooking.

    READ: How to Make Leftover Holiday Ham Fried Rice

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    5 Ham + Eggs + Sauce = Easy Breakfast

    Just by adding egg and pesto sauce, you completely transform the flavor profile of your ham. This breakfast ready dish is perfect with pandesal or rice! Get even more playful and add a dash of queso de bola or veer towards Shakshuka with the use of your Noche Buena‘s spaghetti sauce.

    READ: Ham and Eggs Breakfast Cups Recipe

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    6 Make a Quick Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

    A lot of life’s greatest things are actually quite simple: a good ol’ grilled cheese sandwich is always satisfying. If you’ve ever felt that cheese sandwiches don’t seem to hit the spot or get you full enough, ham is the answer.

    READ: How to Use Leftover Ham for Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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    7 Make Addicting Croquettes

    Ham, cheese, and potato is one addictive trinity. You can make it extra special by using premium ingredients. Maybe you don't have to wait for after Christmas to make these delicious delights and make them part of your Noche Buena spread!

    READ: Ham and Corn Croquettes Recipe


    This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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