Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ham and Cabbage Skillet

I'm not a huge fan of the traditional boiled ham and cabbage St. Patrick's Day dinner.  I also don't like Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Honestly, I am Irish!  :) 

When I eat ham, I tend to only enjoy it if it's a spiral cut ham from either Heavenly Ham or Honey Baked Ham.  Or if it's in the form of deli meat.  Even then, I'm picky about it. 

I will, however, eat ham steak.  And I do enjoy that!  MMmmm! 

In the past, Joe and I never really did anything to "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day.  Well, besides wearing a green shirt to avoid pinching! 

Now that we have Grace, I want to celebrate all the special occasions in little ways.  You know, heart-shaped pancakes on Valentine's Day and stuff like that. 

Grace is still too young to even realize that it's a special occasion and she's just starting on table food, so this year was "practice".   We were out yesterday during dinner, so I put off making our St. Patty's Day dinner until tonight.  I really enjoyed it and think it will be a keeper.  Not only for St. Patty's Day but as another way to serve ham steak throughout the year. 

Ham and Cabbage Skillet

  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 3 potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups carrot, chopped
  • 4 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Mrs. Dash, paprika, black pepper,  to taste
  • 1 lb. ham steak, diced 
  • Boil potatoes in a pot until tender, drain.
  • In a skillet, melt butter and cook onions and carrots until onions just begin to become translucent. 
  • Add cabbage and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in water.  This will help the cabbage cook and also deglaze the pan. 
  • Cook until vegetables are tender.
  • Season to your liking and combine well. 
  • Add diced ham, heat through.  
  • Mix in the drained potatoes.  You may want to add another Tbs. of butter. 
  • Cook a few minutes more. 
If you happen to make the traditional boiled ham dinner.  This would be a great way to serve the leftovers.  Just drain the juices, add to a hot skillet with melted butter and saute until slightly browned.  


  1. This looks yummy!! I love cabbage! I'll have to give this a try!!

  2. This looks so much tastier than a boiled dinner. I love cabbage when it is sauted, especially with bacon. I am going to try this. I also wanted to say hello and welcome to my blog. Honestly anything with the word vintage in it, catches my eye, it is one of my favorite words. Thank you for joining me on my wonderful blogging journey. I appreciate the company. I also appreciate good food, so I am now a follower of yours..... Let's have some fun, cooking. P.S. Good luck with my giveaway.