Potted Ham Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Ground lean ham1⁄2 Pound
 Unsalted butter10 Tablespoon, melted (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
 Cream cheese spread6 Tablespoon
 Cayenne pepper To Taste
 Salt To Taste
For garnish
 Snipped chives1 Tablespoon
 Crisp lettuce leaves4
 Watercress sprigs5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 474 Calories from Fat 417

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.7%

Saturated Fat 28.7 g143.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 147.9 mg

Sodium 216.9 mg9%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.3 g1.2%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 12 g23.3%

Vitamin A 46.2% Vitamin C 8.7%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 1.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) With some melted butter, grease 4 individual souffle dishes.

2) Into a bowl, put the ham and add the remaining butter along with 4 tablespoons of the cheese and a large pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix well. Taste the mixture and season with some salt, if preferred.
3) Between the dishes, divide the mixture and smoothen the top. Refrigerate for at least 60 minutes, or till firm.

4) Around the edge of each dish, run a knife and then carefully turn the preparation out onto a side dish.
5) Into a pastry bag fitted with a star nozzle, put the cream cheese.
6) With a swirl of cheese spread, pipe each appetizer and sprinkle with the snipped chives.

7) Garnish each serving of the freshly made appetizer with lettuce leaves and watercress sprigs. Serve while still fresh.