What Are Good Recipes to Use Up Smoked Ham?

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Q: My husband and I have about 20 pounds of smoked ham and are looking for suggestions on how to deal with it. We expect to do a fair bit of slicing for sandwiches, and could freeze some (it is quartered), but since it is local and juicy, we'd prefer to eat as much of it "fresh" as we can.

Any guidance on favorite dishes using ham? Thanks very much!

Sent by Anna

Editor: Anna, your question reminded us of the dish cooked in this week's Kitchen Tour. Patricia layered potatoes and ham to make a ham and potato gratin. Yum! We like gratins like these a lot, especially since they are as good for breakfast and lunch as for dinner. Here's one recipe you could try:

Ham, Artichoke, and Potato Gratin at Epicurious

That's just one suggestion, though! Readers, what would you suggest for Anna's ham?

Related: Recipe: "Ham and Cheese" Breakfast Casserole

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