Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #50 - Sakowitz Ham Salad

Earlier this week a co-worker mentioned having dined at the Sakowitz department store in Houston, Texas, a store I wasn't familiar with. Naturally I went online to see if any Sakowitz recipes are around, and I found this one, which I tweaked just a bit.

Also, by the time you read this post I will be getting ready for the Christmas tea I am hosting later today for my sister and some of her old high school classmates. I still think of them as "my little sister" and "the girls," even though they're 38-year-old wives and mothers now! And for their tea, I decided to use Pepperidge Farm Bread and my Linzer cookie cutters to add Christmas tree shapes to the bread for these ham sandwiches. You cut out a design in one color of bread and simply pop it into the other color of bread. Kind of like a puzzle. (A very easy puzzle.)

Or, you can leave the cutout out and let the Ham Salad peek through. Here's the ham salad as I made it.

Sakowitz Ham Salad

3 cups cooked ham, finely chopped
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or as needed)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tablespoon fresh black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and blend well. You may add more mayonnaise if needed.


  1. Darling sandwiches and another nice recipe, to boot. What a sweet older sister you are! Enjoy the tea party today! :)

  2. They are "darling" and do sound quite good. Have fun today.

  3. Fancy ham sandwiches are a favourite but I usually used the canned variety which is probably not as good as using fresh. Cut outs in the bread makes them more special.
    I look forward to photos of the tea you're hosting for your sister.

  4. How fun! Your cut outs are really nifty and look delicious. Have a wonderful tea party!
    Love Carol B.
    P.S. With lots of photos please*

  5. Your sandwiches look very pretty on the tree shaped dish. Ham salad is a sandwich filling that I enjoy. Thanks for the recipe.

    Hope your Christmas tea was delightful. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

  6. Very interesting ingredients.
    I think I would like to make the salad.
    Thank You Angela

  7. What delicious looking sandwiches - I am getting hungry, just looking at them! I like the cut-out designs on the bread, very creative.
    And what a nice sister you are, to sponsor this tea.
    I know they are going to appreciate it and just think of the fond memories they will have by being able to get together and 'remember' the good-old high school days.
    That's very thoughtful of you Angela, Happy Holidays, Joanie

  8. oooh I love the christmas tree cut out sandwich and the recipe, well I knew that was going to be good, just because it is from you!!

  9. As always, very cute! Lurve ham too!

  10. Oh, what special sandwiches! I love these!


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