Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ham Bikkies

The other night we were talking about how to use the too-much ham we had (why do they only sell it in huge hunks?), and Scott mentioned something like "what about ham sliders on biscuits?" It's not often that he actually a) suggests something for dinner, especially when it's b) something that isn't fried chicken or fish and chips. I always honor his suggestions as a way of encouraging him to come up with more dinner ideas, but it's still a completely random event, and my coddling is really patronizing.

This time, though, he really fucking nailed it. I elaborated upon his idea by baking fresh buttermilk biscuits (adorably called bikkies by our good friends down under), and topping the ham with caramelized onions, aged fontina, lettuce and some good, grainy mustard.

We didn't even have any leftover for breakfast the next day. Surprised?

28 comments:

Vicki said...

Holy Jeebus that looks good. Now I know what I'm doing with leftover Thxgiving ham :)

Peter G said...

Aaaah! I'm glad you've adapted "bikkies" as part of your vocabulary! These look great! All those flavours work well! Mmmm...fontina and caramelised onions...delish luv!

peter said...

Ah, the rewards of insomnia. Didn't Dorothy Parker describe eternity as "a ham and two people?" I can picture you clapping and cooing and patting his head, then giving him these treats.

Brittany said...

Good boy! How fucking brilliant.

PS- You will probably recieve emails of my comments on your blog for the next hour, as I am catching up on my voodoo after being away far too long...

Manggy said...

Hey, I'm not surprised, if they look that good ;) But I realize the time you really want the ham is usually when it's all gone, isn't it?

MrOrph said...

Not surprised at all!

They look great. This was an excellent idea. I especially like the addition of the onions.

canarygirl said...

Sweet Lord your bikkies look incredible. Caramelized onions. YUM.

smörgåsbroad said...

holy hell, NOMS. i have to try your biscuit recipe, that was a great post.

Foodycat said...

These are gorgeous! Wow!

Leftover ham freezes, you know.

We Are Never Full said...

nice. it's almost like the dinner version of an egg sandwich. SO good. i may have to do this w/e christmas dinner leftovers. maybe i'd add an egg, but i'm also egg obsessed.

Syd said...

It wouldn't have occurred to me to put caramelized onions and lettuce in them. That's why you are a food blogger, and I'm NOT.

I'd put the HURT on that plate.

Bellini Valli said...

I like the name bikkies:D

maggie said...

oh my. I'm intimidated by biscuits—what recipe do you use?

Heather said...

Vicki - Ham goes with everything, dunnit?

Petah - Well it's the cutest word for food I've ever heard!

Jube - Dorothy Parker is onto something. Oh, btw, Nytol will help you get your zzzs.

Brittany - Damn, girl, you've been busy! Commenting up a storm.

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Truer words have never been spoken. I need to just buy sliced ham.

Don - I'm really into savory-sweet right now. No, I haven't started hittin' the weed again.

Nikki - Don't they make everything taste better?

smörgåsbroad - It's an easy biscuit recipe. Very easy.

Alicia - I did not know that. Duly noted!

Amy - If I hadn't made those brekkie sammies the day before, I'da done it. I did end up making Brekkie for dinner ("brinner") the next day, though.

Syd - It's like a regular ham sammich! But with biscuits!

Valli - Isn't it cute? It makes me feel like I could twenty of them.

Maggie - My biscuit recipe is here. It's from Joy of Cooking.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

OMG-what a great idea for leftover ham!!!!!!! Fontina and onions? Big yum!

Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said...

Nice riff off the ole' Southern Ham Biscuit thing...normally they're just ham, mustard and da biscuit. I like the caramelized onion touch -- but EVERYTHING is better with caramelized onions, no?

April in CT said...

Holy mother of ham biscuit those look fantastic!

Lo said...

love sammiches.
love tiny ones even moreso.
love this combo.
love the term, "bikkies".
love this idea for leftovers.
love abounds.

cookiecrumb said...

When you make food, you always make it better than it has to be. And that's good. Gahhh.

Pam said...

I am sitting here eating a boring ham and cheese sandwich...why didn't I see this recipe before I made lunch? Anything with caramelized onions rocks in my book.

Peppercorn Press said...

Those look awesome! What a great way to use up leftover ham. I have no clue why it is sold in only huge hunks... With SO much, I get tired of ham really quick. This "bikkie," and your combination of toppings is a perfect way to absolutely change it. Good job!

Brooke said...

Brilliant! I have to make those. Soon. And I probably will.

CK is sort of an idiot savant with food pairings, so I usually have to listen to his suggestions too.

Caviar and Codfish said...

I had a weird experience reading the title of your post; I always call my dog's treats bikkies and I totally didn't want to eat your recipe.

But I got over it and now I'm prepared to sit, stay, and give you my paw for one of those!

The Spiteful Chef said...

fucking genius! Mine always suggests that we have "something light and easy" which always pisses me off since he clearly prefers huge, high calorie dinners in real life.

I want a biscuit.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Delicious. Your bikkies look particularly wonderful. I envy those folks who can make a good biscuit. I haven't perfected that art.

You're right about that ham hunk thing. Why do they sell it in such large quantities?

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm not surprised at all that there were no leftovers!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Man that looks good! I'm imagining it with a poached egg inside (one can never have too much cholesterol in their diet)

Zen Chef said...

You should start a franchise Voodoolily!
Call it Bikkinie Kings or something like that and watch the money rolling-in!

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