Total Ham & Pineapple Celebration

Total Ham & Pineapple Celebration! Get in the kitchen and try this hambitious dish 🤩

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Total time: 120 minutes

Prep time: 0 minutes, Cook time: 120 minutes, Rest time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for 8 people

15 lbs of ham

1 cup of brown sugar

0.7 cup of maple syrup

1 tbsp of chinese 5 spice mix

5 lbs of canned pineapple

6 oz of marishino cherries

4 cups of mashed potatoes

1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar

1 cup of chives

2 cloves of garlic

6 eggs, beaten

2 cups of flour

2 cups of breadcrumbs

1 l of vegetable oil

30 leaves of bay leaves


Tools

Aluminum foil

Parchement paper

Thermometer

Cookie cutter


Step 1/5

Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, pineapple juice and spices. Heat the mixture on low heat, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a low simmer for about 5-7 minutes and allow it to thicken. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Step 2/5

Slice the ham horizontally into equal portions about 3/4 of the way through the ham. Place the ham in a roasting pan. In between each slice of ham, place 2-3 slices of pineapple and 2-3 cherries. Pour the glaze over the stuffed ham, reserving 1/2 cup for later use. Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for about 10 minutes per pound of ham.

Step 3/5

Combine the mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar, chopped chives, minced garlic and two lightly beaten eggs in a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment paper-covered baking sheet and freeze for thirty minutes.

Step 4/5

Heat the frying oil to 375°F degrees. Place the flour, 4 beaten eggs and breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Once the mashed potato mixture has set, cut into star shapes using a cookie cutter. Dredge each star in flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Step 5/5

Allow the ham to reach an internal temperature of 160°F degrees. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Place bay leaves around the cherries to resemble holly. Serve with the potato stars. Enjoy!

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