Warm Ham with Shallots and Vinegar

Warm Ham with Shallots and Vinegar Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
This simple dish doesn't take long to cook and is best when prepared the morning of the brunch. If you need a head start, however, you can mince the shallots and cut the ham the day before.


8 servings (serving size: 2 ounces ham)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 95
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Fat 4.5 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 11.2 g
Carbohydrate 2.1 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 811 mg
Calcium 8 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup minced shallots
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
4 (4-ounce) slices smoked ham (about 1/4 inch thick), cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Heat oil in a 9-inch cast-iron or heavy skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add vinegar and water; cook until reduced by half (about 1 minute). Add ham; cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove ham from pan; sprinkle with parsley.

Note: You can purchase smoked ham in the deli section of the supermarket and have it cut into slices.

Susan Herrmann Loomis,

Cooking Light

December 2000
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