Ham steaks are a center-cut slice of ham from the upper portion of the pig's hind leg. In England they call this cut "gammon" which is from the French word gambe which means "leg".
The ham is usually smoked and cured and often sold fully cooked. Ham steaks can be used in any recipe calling for cooked or cured ham. Because of the shape, the steaks are nice for pan-frying or grilling. They are usually 1/2 to 1- inch thick and sometimes have a small bone that is easily removed.
Like other cured ham, they work well with spicy, savory and sweet flavors. They are served commonly for dinner but also used as a breakfast meat. Any glazes or sauces you use on a whole ham can also be used to enhance the ham steaks.
Honey Glazed Ham
photo: CDKitchen Ham steaks are topped with a glaze containing honey, mustard, ginger, and cloves. stovetop Sauteed Ham Steak With Pineapple Made with salt and freshly ground black pepper, ham steaks, butter, whole-grain mustard, pineapple chunks, orange juice, Dijon mustard stovetop Ham Steaks Made with ham steaks, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar stovetop Ham Steaks With Southwest Rub Made with center-cut ham steaks, butter, chili powder, kosher salt, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, black pepper outdoor grill
Braised Ham Steak Made with ham steak, soy sauce, sherry wine, butter, ginger, water, salt and freshly ground black pepper, green onions stovetop
Apple-Topped Ham Steak
Made with fully cooked ham steak, onion, dijon mustard, apple juice, green apples, red apples, cornstarch, water, fresh sage