Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Review and a Recipe: Browning's Country Ham and "Southern Fried Bride's Easy Holiday Quiche"

Browning's Country Ham had its beginnings in the Browning Family's smokehouse on their farm in Kentucky. In 1970, enough hams were being cured in their smokehouse for their neighbors who requested them to serve in their homes. The hams soon found their way to a family member's restaurant, and community members began requesting being able to buy one to serve to their own family at home. This year, they debuted a new website. Word of mouth about their wonderful hams began spreading and soon customers from other parts of Kentucky began requesting the hams. The company has continued to grow through the decades and they ship nationwide.They not only offer ham, they also offer bacon, cheese and country biscuits.

This year, they debuted a website that features their products that can be shipped directly to your home. Recently, I received a wonderful shipment of their products to review. The first Browning's Country Ham product The Southern Fried Husband and I tried is the Country Cured Ham, cured in brown sugar.

With so many commercially-produced hams available today, so many of their flavors tend to have a flat taste. We loved the flavor of this ham because you can taste the care and preparation that goes into creating the wonderful cured ham flavor, as if we had made the trip to Kentucky and brought it home straight from the smokehouse. We enjoyed a dinner of Browning's Country Cured Ham, and then I used the leftover ham to create this:                                                         

Are you wondering what to do to change up your ham on the holiday dinner table this season or a great way to make use of your leftover ham? I made an easy quiche recipe that makes use of several traditional holiday dinner leftovers such as ham, scalloped potatoes and an extra pie crust left behind after all that holiday baking. Any kind of leftover potatoes will do good for this recipe. I used leftover scalloped potatoes in this one. This recipe can be eaten immediately and does not have to be refrigerated overnight. It is great for breakfast, brunch and also for a fun spin on lunch or dinner. It tastes great straight from the oven to the dinner table. I was impressed that leftover Browning's Country Cured Ham was just as wonderful as when it is served as fresh ham and held it's original flavor so well.

"Southern Fried Bride's Easy Holiday Quiche"

1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust

4 eggs

1 egg white

1 cup Browning's Country Cured Ham, cooked and chopped

1 cup potatoes, chopped

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/2 teaspoon parsley

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pie crust according to package directions. Line rim of crust with aluminum foil to avoid burnt crust edges. Remove baked pie crust from oven and place on cooling rack. In large bowl, whisk eggs until well beaten. Stir in ham, potatoes and cheese. Mix well. Add parsley and paprika. Stir until well-combined. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 40-45 minutes or until quiche is golden brown. Enjoy!

If you would like to know more about Browning's Country Ham, you can visit their website here or visit their Facebook page here.

FTC Disclaimer: Browning's Country Ham provided me with a package of their Country Cured Ham for the purpose of my honest review. The opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. I was in no way financially compensated by Browning's Country Ham for this review.

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