Thursday, August 21, 2014

Deviled Ham & Nairn's Oatcakes

Chopped ham is mixed with mayonnaise, mustard and relish, to make an amazing cracker spread.

Nairn’s Oatcakes provided me with products samples, for review. All opinions on my blog, are my own.

One of my favourite things about summer holidays is that we often don't follow a set routine. We wake up early, have a leisurely breakfast and then snack during the day, rather than have a set lunch. I love setting out plates of cheese, crackers and hummus, but sometimes the kids want something a little more substantial. I first tasted deviled ham, when my mom made these cute little profiteroles, which she then filled with her version of deviled ham. I sometimes make deviled ham, when I have leftover baked ham. I love the combination of salty, creamy and sweet. 

When presented with the opportunity to try Nairn's Oatcakes products, I jumped at the chance. I was sent their entire line of 7 flavours and we anxiously unwrapped the box. The kids were excited to see dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies and I was delighted to see that all Nairn's products are made from wheat free recipes with whole grain oats.

photo provided by Nairn's Oatcakes

Founded in 1896 in Edinburgh Scotland, Nairn's has been baking with oats and making wholesome foods since the 19th century. Today they are the leading oat-based product producers in the UK. What makes them different? Oats! Almost all other cookies and crackers are made with refined flour. Oats are good for you- refined flour is not. Our bodies digest oats more slowly, therefore oats help us sustain energy, feel full longer and help control blood sugar.

When I tasted the wonderful nuttiness of these Oat Crackers, I knew they would pair wonderfully with deviled ham. Boy was I right. These crispy nutty crackers were perfect for the slightly sweet and salty deviled ham.

Deviled Ham Spread

1 cup cooked ham (I used leftover baked ham I had in the freezer)
1 heaping tsp sweet pickle relish
2 tsp spicy honey Dijon mustard
1 heaping Tbs mayonnaise
fresh ground pepper

Pulse the ham in food processor, until chopped finely. Add to a mixing bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. 

This spread is great on crackers, or as a sandwich filling.

This post is being shared at these AWESOME linky parties

Wake up Wednesdays
Wonderfully Creative Wednesday
Hit me with Your Best Shot
What's Cookin' Wednesday
Cast Party Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
Project Parade
Create it Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things
Inspire Us Thursday


Patty Anderson said...

I love deviled ham (or as my mother called it, pickled ham)and haven't tried it in forever. Thanks for the reminder.

Aunt Bee said...

I absolutely LOVED deviled ham as a kid! I haven't had it in years! I will have to make your recipe!

Katerina said...

We are kind of "unprogrammed" too during holidays. After all that is what holidays is all about! Delicious spread! Bookmarked!

Miz Helen said...

Deviled Ham is a favorite here and your recipe looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Carla Shiver said...

I'm gonna have to try these. I love deviled ham.