I don’t think we can have ham sandwiches until we can finish the 2-kilos+ of ham that my husband bought for Christmas. Time to get creative with the ham. Tonight’s dinner was a pasta dish. The sauce is the classic Alfredo sauce but, instead of serving it plain with the pasta, I added chopped ham.
The classic Alfredo sauce is basically cream and Parmesan cheese. There are a lot of variations though. Some recipes include an egg yolk; others use Parmesan and Romano cheeses. I did not use any yolk and I only used Parmesa cheese.
200 g. of pasta (spaghetti or fettuccinne)
225 g. of cream (I used all purpose cream)
1/2 c. of grated Parmesan cheese
1 c. of chopped ham
1/4 c. of butter
ground white pepper
more Parmesan cheese for garnish
Cooking procedure :
Boil the pasta according to package directions. I suggest undercooking them a bit so that they can finish cooking in the sauce, allowing them to absorb the flavors.
Melt the butter in a cooking pan. Add the chopped ham and cook until lightly browned. Pour in the cream and add the cheese. Sprinkle with pepper. Stir well.
Add the pasta to the sauce and toss well. Cover loosely and let sit for about 5 minutes.
To serve, sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.