looking for ham gravy recipe for mash potatoes. Or ideas to make the mash potatoes "special"
Never have heard of ham gravy. To me, I think any juices/broth from a ham would be way too salty. The only one would be a Red Eye gravy, but I am sure that is not for mashed potatoes.
I would make a standard chicken gravy, maybe bump it up with some herbs like fresh parsley and thyme or parsley and chives. Mash the potatoes with some sour cream for an extra richness.
For a ham I make raisen sauce, but I would not put it on mashed potatoes. I think I my spelling is wrong. It' perfect with ham though.
you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones
If I remember correctly, my Mother used to make a gravy from ham juices with milk and some flour for thickening. It sounds gross, but it tasted good. My Mother fried ham slices and used the brown bits to add flavor.
It would probably be a white gravy like chicken gravy. Fry a ham slice or diced ham in a pan, add flour to the pan, cook a couple of minutes then add milk and cook until desired thickness. Lots of salt and pepper in the gravy (the ham will be salty), and to me that would be ham gravy. But in mashed potatoes? OVER some home fries or hash brown it would be WONDERFUL!
If you want the gravy to serve over mashed potatoes you could make bacon or pork chop cream gravy. Any cream gravy recipe would work well with ham and mashed potatoes. This is really making me hungry. lol...
Here's a recipe for bacon cream gravy:
6 slices of bacon
2 T. bacon drippings
2 T. flour
2 C. milk
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat a large skillet to medium-hi. Place 6 slices of bacon in the skillet and cook until just under crispy.
Remove bacon from skillet and drain; set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
Add flour to grease, and whisk together. Cook for about a minute without burning the flour.
Add milk; whisk together.
Heat until bubbling. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken.
Meanwhile, crumble bacon. Add salt and pepper (to taste), and bacon to gravy. Allow to simmer until desired consistency.
Serve over biscuits or mashed potatoes.