Ham steaks are a rather interesting piece of meat. They have the look, texture, and cooking methods of beef steak, but it tastes exactly like a roasted ham. These steaks can be bough fresh, frozen, or smoked, and come in packs of one or several. One of their greatest appeals is the fact that they freeze and thaw so well. Ham steaks are perfect for that wonderful meal that has to be thrown together at the very last second.

GLAZED HAM STEAKS

Ham always seems to work well with that tropical feel. Ham steaks are no different. Here is a recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

Ingredients

• Ham steaks
• 1 can of crushed pineapple
• 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon of butter
• 3 tablespoons of honey
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Directions

1. Check to make sure the oven rack is as centered in the oven as possible. Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Pour the can of crushed pineapple into a sauce pan without draining the juice as it will become part of the glaze. Add the brown sugar, butter, and honey to the pineapple. Stir until the mixture is as uniform as possible.
3. Place the sauce pan over medium heat on the stove. Stir the glaze until it is hot.
4. Remove the sauce pan from the burner and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes. It should thicken a bit.
5. Using aluminum foil, line a shallow baking pan, and place the ham steaks inside. Pour the freshly made pineapple glaze on top of the ham steaks. It will still be pretty runny, so use a spoon to fully spread the glaze over the steaks completely and evenly.
6. Use another sheet of aluminum foil to cover the pan with the ham steaks and put it in the oven.
7. Cook the pineapple glazed ham steaks in the preheated oven for about 18 to 20 minutes.
8. When the time is up, remove the ham steaks from the oven and the pan. Put them on separate dinner plates without being covered by the aluminum foil. Allow them to sit like this for about 5 minutes so that they can cool and the glaze can thicken again.

This glazed ham steak recipe is delicious with a wild rice pilaf or another rice dish. Also, try replacing the crushed pineapple with another fruit, such as peaches or apricots, or experiment with combining other fruits to the glaze.

FRIED HAM STEAKS

This recipe is ideal for a quick fix when dinner has not been prepared. All that is needed is a little bit of oil and, of course, ham steaks.

1. Pour a bit of vegetable oil into a skillet and turn the beater on medium heat.
2. Place the ham steaks in the skillet, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on both sides.
3. Remove the steaks from the skillet and enjoy!

Fried ham steaks are extremely simple to prepare, but often lack the pizzazz of the glazed ham steaks. Experiment with herbs and spices that you think might accommodate the unique taste of ham. However, do not use salt or any other salt-based seasoning. Ham products are generally saltier than all other meats. Adding too much salt will make them extremely dry and overshadow the flavors the ham steak has to offer. Also, keep a close eye when they are cooking quickly on the stove as opposed to more slowly in the oven to prevent them from becoming too tough.

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