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
FOR AS MANY HAM SLICES AS YOU HAVE
1 mediumcan of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
1 smalljar maraschino cherries (drained)
4 Tbspmint syrup
MINT SYRUP RECIPE
2 tsppure mint extract
3drops green food coloring (optional)
SOME PEOPLE PREFER USING FRESH MINT INSTEAD OF FLAVORING:
1/2 cfresh mint leaves
How to Make Glazed Skillet Ham Steaks
- Brown the ham slices in your skillet (electric or stove top)
- Mix the juice from the peaches with the mint syrup and pour over meat
- If 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.
- Top with the peaches and cherries, sprinkle with cinnamon
- Cover and simmer on low heat till fruit is done
- TO 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.)
- Strain 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.
- This 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.
- You can also use this simple syrup recipe to make ginger, basil, cinnamon, vanilla or any flavored syrup.