Brown Sugar Ham Steaks


I’m posting a little early today, I have to go back to the eye doctor this afternoon to get my new glasses adjusted.

We like to have breakfast for supper sometimes and rather than the usual bacon and sausage I decided to fix us some ham steaks last night. Usually I will just fry them up in bacon grease and be done with it but I added a few other ingredients and they were just yummy. Juicy and tender and the drippings from the pan poured over just made for biscuit sopping.

Back in the day, Papa had an ole smoke house and when he killed hogs it would be hanging with hams. There was an old log by the smoke house that I would sit on as he pulled those smoked hams out to carry to the house. Oh, they smelled so good. I just knew that Nannie Polly would be frying up some of that ham to go with hot buttered biscuits and some sorghum syrup. Sure nuff, that would be supper and that ham was the star. The family got their share, but Papa sold a good bit of the hams he smoked. I’m not right sure whatever happened to that smoke house, maybe he tore it down when he tore down the ole barn/shop he had across from the house. He stopped killing hogs after a while, so I guess he didn’t need it any longer. You always knew when it was hog killin’ time where I grew up, you could ride the country back roads and see those hogs hangin’ in the yards. That was some good eatin’ back then.

Brown Sugar Ham Steaks

1 tsp. bacon grease
4-5 small ham steaks
2 T. butter
2 T. brown sugar
1 tsp. dijon mustard

Melt the grease in a skillet over med. high heat. Add the steaks and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the steaks to a plate and add the butter, brown sugar and mustard. Stir to combine well and add the steaks back to the pan, cooking for a minute or two turning them in the sauce. Place the steaks on a serving plate and pour any remaining sauce over them to serve.