Inspired by one of my best friend’s grandmother’s recipe I decided to experiment with a version of my own. Over the 4th of July weekend I went to Lake Anna with Adam to celebrate with two of my best friends and their families. We had a blast and I got to sleep in a tent (its been well over 15 years since I have slept in a tent!). The weather was PERFECT: low humidity, cool nights, warm days and lots of sun! It was a GREAT weekend and I am so grateful for great friends 🙂
On Sunday morning one of my best friend’s grandmother made “Chipped Beef on Toast”. I had never heard of this concept but I was very familiar with the “Bechamel” type sauce. It was so delicious! Of course, being the foodie that I am inspiration started to strike… What if I do this or add that? This recipe is amazing and has so many variation possibilities. When I made this variation: Chipped Ham on Toast, my mom and dad totally cleaned up their plates! Not a drop or crumb of anything was left! Seeing that my foodie roots are inspired by my mom and grandfather that was a huge compliment! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!! <3
- 2.5 tbsp White flour
- 2t bsp Butter
- 1.25 cup Milk2 slices of Rosemary Ham per person
- 1 slice of Tuscan Bread per person. (The Tuscan Bread can be found at Trader Joe's. A great substitute would be a fresh French Baguette or Sourdough bread)
- A dash of Nutmeg
- Salt to taste
- Chop ham into small cubes and set aside. Toast Tuscan Bread slices or your bread of choice.
- Over medium heat in a large skillet melt the butter. Slowly whisk in the flour. Continue to stir until mixture is smooth and starts becoming thick and golden brown. Slowly whisk milk into mixture (make sure you go slow or the mixture will become lumpy) then add a dash of nutmeg. Continue to stir, when mixture becomes nice and creamy add the ham and cook for about 1-2 minutes (keep stirring). If the mixture becomes too thick just add a little bit more of milk. Add salt to taste.
- Serve over toasted bread and enjoy! 🙂