Saturday, November 28, 2015

Black Friday Ham Feast

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Black Friday Ham Feast
Instead of running out at midnight in a frenzy to shop for the best deals in town, Allen and me stay home in our PJs and cook either a turkey or ham feast. We always celebrate Thanksgiving with our family, and on Black Friday we cook all day and have food for days. It is our tradition every year with Christmas music playing in the background. Allen made the hickory smoked ham and stuffing. I made the jalapeño chives mashed potatoes and share the recipe below. The chives are from Allen's urban garden.

Smoked Ham with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries

Close-up of Smoked Ham with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries

I love roasted jalapeños in mashed potatoes and it adds great texture. The sour cream makes it so rich tasting and creamy. I used 8 jalapeños which add a spicy kick.

All the yummy sides for our Smoked Ham feast.

Smoked Ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, gravy, cranberry and black olives

Jalapeño Chives Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
2 teaspoons Chives

5-8 Jalapeños (depends on size and how much heat you want)

3-5 pounds Potatoes

1/2 cup Sour Cream

1 1/2 cups Milk

6 tablespoons, Butter

Kosher Salt

Olive Oil

Smoked Ham ready to go in oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash jalapeños in cold water and pat dry with paper towel.

Cut top off and slice jalapeños in half, remove seeds and membrane or leave them in if you want it real spicy.

Coat jalapeños with olive oil and salt on both sides. Place on cookie sheet.

Adding jalapeños

Adding chives

Roast in oven for about 20 minutes; turn over half way through.

Let cool and chop, set aside for now.

While the jalapeños are roasting, peel and cut potatoes in half. Place potatoes in a large pot with cold water and add salt.

Jalapeño Chives Mashed Potatoes

Bring potatoes to a boil on medium-high heat, then lower heat and simmer uncovered for 12-15 minutes. Make sure potatoes are fork tender.

In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter melts and is hot. Do not let it boil. Remove from heat until potatoes are cooked.

When potatoes are cooked, drain in colander and return to pot or a large bowl. Mash the potatoes with a masher until you get the texture you want.

Stove Top Turkey Stuffing with celery and onions
Slowly add melted butter and milk mixture and stir with a spatula. Keep adding as you mash until you have poured it all in and the potatoes have a creamy texture.

Add sour cream, then the jalapeños, and chives blending together well with spatula. Add 2 teaspoons of salt if needed.

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

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