January 2023 - Toronto ON
When we lived in Montreal in the late 70s and worked at the Bank of Montreal Place Bonaventure, we could walk to their BMO head office on Rue Ste. Jacques for lunch.
BMO Head Office
Lunch would cost about 75¢ (I have a vague memory of 40¢ at some point).
.One of my favourite sandwiches was their chopped ham. I've thought of that sandwich often over the years and finally decided to try making it. I think this recipe finally got it right.
1 pound cooked ham diced
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 cup celery diced
2 teaspoons Dijon
black pepper to taste
optional add ins
½ cup dill pickles chopped
1 green onion finely sliced
2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
Place diced ham in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop. You want it fairly fine but not a paste.
Place in a bowl and add remaining ingredients until creamy and smooth.
Make ham salad sandwiches!
Freezing. Keep it frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container. It’s best to freeze it immediately after mixing.