If you are like us, you are excited for the burgeoning signs that spring is just around the corner! Along with warmer weather, beautiful flowers, and the chance to soak up some sun, you may also be starting to think about your plans for a traditional Easter dinner. While other meats may be popular for Easter in other areas of the world, Americans traditionally eat ham. We agree that there is nothing better to serve as the star protein on your Easter dining table than a delicious ham.
If you would like to take your Easter dinner up a notch this year, consider serving country ham. Not only does country ham have a unique flavor that is sure to please, but there are also countless things you can do with the leftovers. Before you groan because you are thinking about how sick of turkey you got after Thanksgiving, your family is in for a treat with all the delicious recipes for the country ham you have left after the Easter meal. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Cowboy Beans: Flavorful ingredients like garlic, onion, and jalapeno make this version of baked beans with country ham perfect for the whole family.
- Stone Ground Country Ham Grits: This version of a classic southern comfort food is sure to become one of your new favorites.
- Collard Greens with Country Ham Hocks: Prepared in a Dutch oven, this recipe includes ham hocks seared to perfection and blended with collard greens, onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Country ham is terrific for any meal of the day, either as the main course or to flavor side dishes. If you are worried you might not have enough left, there is nothing wrong with buying two!
To begin a wonderful Easter tradition in your household, consider the high-quality country ham products we offer at Hobe’s Country Ham. There are plenty of locations throughout Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and other states in the region where you can grab the perfect country ham for your Easter meal or any time you want to put a smile on your family’s face.