Country Ham Pâté

© Katherine Stetson

Country ham is the famous ham of the south that is salt-cured and smoked. Serve this smoky pâté with assorted pickles, olives, cheeses, crudités, and crackers.

For 1.5 cups:

  • ½ pound Country ham, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, subject to your love of Dijon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Several dashes of hot sauce
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Roughly cube the ham and pulse it in a food processer to the fineness or rolled oats.

Cream together the cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, mustard, and honey. Thoroughly fold in the remaining ingredients and the ham.  Transfer mixture to a storage container and refrigerate overnight. Allow to come to room temperature prior to serving.

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