This is a blog about my food experiences while dining out with my grandma. It's also about learning to cook with her so we can dine in. This year we will explore Norwegian recipes.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Homemade Ham Balls
My grandma Jonita makes the BEST ham balls of anybody but she keeps her recipe a secret. So my other grandma and I borrowed the church cookbook where she goes to church to try a ham ball recipe from one of her friends. This is the cookbook from Prairie View United Methodist Women and the recipe is from her friend Tonya.
The recipe for the meat part:
2 1/2 lbs. ground ham loaf mix
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup milk
For the ham loaf mix we went to the butcher at the grocery store and he ground up 1 1/2 lbs of ham to mix with 1 pound of ground pork.
We divided the meat mix into 16 parts and rolled them into balls.
To make the sauce, mix 3/4 cup supar, 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup vinegar, and 1 teaspoon dry mustard.
Pour the sauce over the ham balls and bake at 325 for 2 hours.
When they came out of the oven at my grandma Becky's house, she kept four ham balls. I took the rest home to feed my own flock:)