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Country Ham and Potatoes

Browned potatoes are a simple but perfect side for country ham. Not only do the potatoes pick up the flavor of the ham, but they look beautiful! Just add veggies or a salad and dinner’s done. —Helen Bridges, Washington, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pounds fully cooked sliced ham (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled, quartered and cooked
  • Snipped fresh parsley


  • In a large heavy skillet, brown ham over medium-high heat in butter on both sides until heated through. Move ham to one side of the skillet; brown potatoes in drippings until tender. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounce-weight: 261 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 1337mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • tohusername
    Oct 29, 2020


  • OwlTree
    May 30, 2020

    I am giving this 5 stars even though that is not really country ham (although I am from the deep south, I am not insulted). The finished recipe is very tasty and very easy and quick to make. It is good for dinner, as suggested, with a vegetable and/or salad and rolls, or delicious for breakfast (my preference) with eggs, hot biscuits and fruit (washed down with strong coffee...thank you!). My North Carolina husband and in-laws loved it, even though they are country ham purists.

  • Gloria
    Jan 16, 2020

    This is definitely NOT country ham!! It’s an insult to those of us who truly love authentic country ham.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Jan 15, 2020

    Need red eye gravy made with strong black coffee and Coca-Cola. Especially if you are from the deep South.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Oct 18, 2019

    Great recipe--so quick and tasty! I used a bag of small multi-colored potatoes I bought at Aldi's. Removed the ham from the skillet after heating/browning then sauteed potatoes in drippings, added a little water and cooked, covered, until tender.

  • Leslie
    Sep 14, 2019

    I haven't made this, but that picture is plainly city ham, not country ham.

  • chancel580
    Sep 14, 2019

    How many potatoes make up a 1-1/2 lbs. for the recipe?

  • tsuop
    Sep 14, 2019

    I can't believe anyone needs a "recipe" for this meal. Just common sense.

  • raenikolai
    Jan 2, 2019

    I do not parboil the potatoes...instead I brown the potatoes in oil, then add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and cover for about 3-5 minutes. Remove the lid and add the ham. Also, I add garlic, onion powder parsley, and shredded Parmesan cheese. This also can be placed in the oven and roasted.

  • miltons
    Dec 10, 2017

    This is very tasty, easy and fast, even with parboiling the potatoes. Just pick a ham that's not salty. Add green beans on the side. Will use this often.