Sadly, I am the only person in my family who will eat this. Silly young souls don't know what they are missing since they won't even TRY it. I don't get that at all, as I have adored ham salad sandwiches since I was their age. But I digress...
Just means more for me, which is awesome because I LOVE this stuff on sandwiches! I'm talking 2+ inch thick sandwiches full of this goodness horked down in seconds kind of love them! Honestly, I have to just stand in the kitchen and eat mine rather than bring it to the table because the wolfish, fiendish way in which I devour them would quite possibly alarm and/or traumatize my impressionable wee ones.
It's not pretty, but, dude, They. Are. Good.
This is one of those things that I will NEVER eat from a deli or a store. It REALLY has to be fresh from my own [or my mother's] kitchen for me to trust it. I mean, have you seen that disgusting pink mush they slap between two slices of bread and call ham salad? *shudder*, *shudder*
Ham Salad for Sandwiches
Ground or finely chopped cooked ham- 3 cups [I sometimes use thin sliced deli ham and just chop it super fine]
Celery- 1 cup chopped - [I go with about 4 ribs because I like it super crunchy]
Prepared yellow mustard- 1-2 TB [depending how much you like your mustard. Start with 1 and add to personal taste]
Reduced fat Mayonnaise- 1/2- 3/4 cup
Sweet relish- 3 TB or more [Adjust amount according to saltiness of the ham, really helps to tone that down]
1 teaspoon grated onion, or 1/8 tsp onion powder--**optional**
Mix all the ingredients until well blended.
Spread on sliced bread of choice to make a sandwich, or serve with crackers.