While I was looking for deviled egg recipes I came across the concept of a deviled ham sandwich which was perfect timing as I had a bunch of leftover ham on hand. A deviled ham sandwich is essentially a ham salad bound with mayo. The deviled part comes from the fact that it is spiked with the heat of a hot sauce and spicy mustard. As with any mayo salad, you can add pretty much anything you like and I kept this one nice and simple with some sweet and pungent red onion in addition to the staples and I added a bit of smokiness with some smoked paprika. The deviled ham sandwich was so good! You really can’t go wrong with salty ham bound with mayo and the fiery heat of a chili hot sauce. I dressed the sandwich up with some lettuce and sliced pickles. With the deviled ham that I had left over I tried a ‘melt’ version of the sandwich which if pretty much just the grilled cheese version and the melted gooey cheese version was even better!
- 1 pound smoked ham (cooked, cut int 1 inch cubes)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup mustard (I used a creole mustard)
- 1/2 cup onion (diced)
- 2 tablespoon hot sauce (such as tabasco, I used sriracha, to taste)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chop the ham to the desired size in a food processor.
- Mix everything.
This looks great, thanks for giving me a wonderful idea for dinner next week with my ham leftovers.
i <3 ham salad!
Happy Eastern!from Hamburg Cami
All Our Fingers in the Pie says
When I was a kid we could buy tinned devilled ham and it was my favourite sandwich. This is much better! Great idea.
kevin the last time i saw deviled ham it was in 1977 and it was gross. yours looks so good and soooo much better.
i know you would love this, but next time try making deviled ham hash browns–really good. and adding sweet potatoes? oh yeah!
wow does this look gross.
Chef Aimee says
I keep reading more and more about deviled ham, and wow the grilled cheese version just inspired me to try this! Thanks for sharing!
Kevin, that deviled ham looks outrageously delicious! I think mayo and a dash or two of hot sauce can make most things delicious! The one with the gooey cheese is over the top! Love it!
Gooey cheese makes just about everything better. These sandwiches look amazing!
miss ciely says
How can you not be 600 lbs!
I would be if I ate half of your devilish delights.
Great food porn!
What a cool idea — can't wait to try both the grilled and non-grilled versions. Lynn
I used to get that little white paper covered package in college… a truly guilty pleasure…. one wouldn't want to think too much about what's in it! Yours has a fine ingredient list.. can't wait to try it!
Oh this looks really good, Kevin!
Hiya! I'm with DAN!!! and whoever said toooo much!! Just not at all appetizing-looking.
The Cooking Photographer says
Holy cow Kevin! Only you could make a sandwich look this good.
gee, I would love that sandwich for lunch! it looks so good!
Ms Red says
Wow that looks so good. Now I have a recipe that will use up all my leftover ham from Easter. Thanks!
A great looking sandwich…I've never had a deviled ham sandwich before.
Levinson Axelrod says
Thanks for the idea. Both of these sandwiches look tasty.
[email protected] says
I have like 6 pounds of ham leftover, your sandwich with the melted cheese….Kevin that rocks!
Rambling Tart says
I've been craving sandwiches something fierce lately! These look absolutely amazing, chock full of so many fab ingredients. You've inspired me! I'm going out to buy bread!
My goodness! That looks amazing!!
I completely forgot about Deviled Ham! I used to eat it all the time as a kid. Thanks for posting!
What A Dish! says
Oooh, that looks so delish, especially the melt. I've never really given deviled ham much thought, but now I will. 🙂
I made this for lunch today, obviously at work we can't grill it up. But the non-grilled version was tasty! Thank you for sharing, I loved the kick of the spice!