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Creamed Chipped Ham (Beef) on Toast – SOS

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Ingredients

  • 4 Tbl butter, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half (or can use all milk)
  • 1 pound shaved chipped baked ham (or can use chopped dried beef)
  • 3 1/2 cups peas (canned or frozen – thawed)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 slices of bread, toasted – don’t forget about the ‘anchor’ crusts!

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add in the flour and whisk for a minute to cook the flour.
  3. SLOWLY add in the milk whisking constantly to break up the clumps.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook, whisking often until the mixture thickens. ~3-6 minutes. Watch so it doesn’t burn!
  5. Once the mixture thickens add in the ham and using a rubber tipped spatula, mix to combine, gently scraping on the base on the pan.
  6. Cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add in the peas, stir gently and turn off the heat.
  8. Toast the bread and place 2 slices of toast on a plate.
  9. Ladle a generous portion over the toast.
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