Glazed Skillet Ham Steaks
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This glaze made the Test Kitchen smell so darn good! Turns out it tastes as good as it smells... wonderful on the ham AND in tea or on ice cream!! The Test Kitchen
- 1 medium
- can of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
- 1 small
- jar maraschino cherries (drained)
- 4 Tbsp
- mint syrup
- 3/4 c
- 1 c
- 2 tsp
- pure mint extract
- drops green food coloring (optional)
- 1/2 c
- fresh mint leaves
FOR AS MANY HAM SLICES AS YOU HAVE
MINT SYRUP RECIPE
SOME PEOPLE PREFER USING FRESH MINT INSTEAD OF FLAVORING:
How to Make Glazed Skillet Ham Steaks
- 1Brown the ham slices in your skillet (electric or stove top)
- 2Mix the juice from the peaches with the mint syrup and pour over meat
- 3If you don't have time to make the mint syrup, or have not found any at the store -- you can also just had 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of mint flavoring to the peach syrup from the can. Stir together, taste to make sure you have enough mint, then pour over meat.
- 4Top with the peaches and cherries, sprinkle with cinnamon
- 5Cover and simmer on low heat till fruit is done
- 6TO MAKE MINT SYRUP:
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil and add the sugar. Add fresh mint leaves (or mint flavoring -- your choice).
Simmer until thickened. (About 10 minutes.)
- 7Strain out the leaves if desired. Transfer syrup to a small metal bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Can be used warm in this dish, but any extra can be cooled and stored in a covered container for up to one month.
- 8This mint flavored simple syrup can be used to sweeten tea, flavor milk, lemonade, or seltzer, and is an especially delightful treat over vanilla ice cream. I like to add a little green food coloring if I'm using it for ice cream.
- 9You can also use this simple syrup recipe to make ginger, basil, cinnamon, vanilla or any flavored syrup.