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ham and gravy

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,011
edited February 16 in EggHead Forum
Smoked a usual maple bourbon ham


Didn't have the heart to discard the burnt/stuck on dripping


Mad Max turkey gravy technique came to mind, why not?
Put the pan on low heat, scrapped the dripping loose, added ghee and oil (no butter due to a family member's allergy), stirred in some flour, added some water, maple syrup and whisky. Mixed well and thickened.  Gravy tastes decent but haven't tried it with the ham yet, since this is a post dinner afterthought.

canuckland

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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,514
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  • YnoYno Posts: 371
    Mad Max turkey gravy technique came to mind, why not?
    Put the pan on low heat, scrapped the dripping loose, added ghee and oil (no butter due to a family member's allergy), stirred in some flour, added some water, maple syrup and whisky. Mixed well and thickened.  Gravy tastes decent but haven't tried it with the ham yet, since this is a post dinner afterthought.

    Isn't ghee just clarified butter?
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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,413
    Yno said:
    Mad Max turkey gravy technique came to mind, why not?
    Put the pan on low heat, scrapped the dripping loose, added ghee and oil (no butter due to a family member's allergy), stirred in some flour, added some water, maple syrup and whisky. Mixed well and thickened.  Gravy tastes decent but haven't tried it with the ham yet, since this is a post dinner afterthought.

    Isn't ghee just clarified butter?

    Mostly, yes, but the milk solids are strained off, so if that's what they are allergic to, then you are good.
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,011
    @Yno good question, @buzd504 is right, thanks.

    When heated to the point of charring the milk solids settle to the bottom, good stuff to spread on toast or potatoes.

    canuckland
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,335
    You had me at gravy. Looks most excellent. 
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,516
    I've never tried making ham gravy, but if I were, I'd be tempted to try

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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,011
    With steamed broccoli and garlic basil potato. Think it'll be better with grilled pineapple or pineapple bits in the gravy.

    canuckland
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 2,875
    There is always something new to try, thank you for sharing!
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  • Looks like a great cook. When doing larger protein low and slow cooks, I never think to make use of the drippings. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,096
    With steamed broccoli and garlic basil potato. Think it'll be better with grilled pineapple or pineapple bits in the gravy.


    raisins is more traditional, maybe golden raisins, and grilled pineapple bits. maybe even whiskey soak the raisins
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,011
    @GrateEggspectations It’s my first time experimenting with ham drippings, always do this with mad max turkey.
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,011
    @fishlessman thanks, never thought of raisins. Raisins in the sauce and grilled pineapple on the side! I may also try infusing raisins/pineapple with whiskey under pressure, using my chamber sealer.
    canuckland
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,017
    I love that plate! Didn't roast a ham for this past Thanksgiving, and I really missed it.

    Gravy should be its own food group, IMO. 

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  • CtTOPGUNCtTOPGUN Posts: 588
     Ham steaks for breakfast usually inspire a red eye gravy from the pan fond. Never let flavor go to waste!
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,011
    Had a slice of leftover pineapple, grilled in CI pan, chilled(important step) and chamber sealed with raisins in whiskey.




    Turned leftover ham scraps into alcohol loaded appetiser =)




    canuckland
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