Dilly Ham Balls

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This is a super way to use up any leftover ham from the night-before supper....these little ham balls are out of this world.....you can just grind the cooked ham in the food processor.

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  • add   1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • add   1 lb fully-cooked ground ham
  • add   3 teaspoons dried dill weed, divided or 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • add   1 egg
  • add   1 cup water
  • add   1/4 cup milk or half-and-half
  • add   1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • add   1 cup sour cream
  • add   1-2 tablespoon butter
  • add   1-2 tablespoon oil
  • add   1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • add   2 tablespoons flour
  • add   pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, onions, 1 tbsp fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried dill), milk, egg, mustard and 1/4 tsp pepper, or pepper to taste.
  2. Add chopped ham; mix well.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil with 1 tbsp butter.
  5. Brown the ham balls, adding remaining butter and oil as needed.
  6. Remove to a serving dish; cover and keep warm.
  7. Drain the drippings into a saucepan; blend in the flour until smooth.
  8. Gradually add water.
  9. Cook over low heat; stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  10. Add sour cream and remaining dill and pepper; heat through (do not boil).
  11. Pour over the ham balls.
  12. Serve over noodles.