Monday, December 26, 2011

Ham Fettuccini

I'm back after a wonderful Christmas with my parents that was only marred by my mom getting the flu.  Unfortunately this means a lot of ham leftovers for me to create different recipes with for a long, long time because you can only eat some many ham sandwiches.

Ham Fettuccini

1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded marble jack cheese
2 cups ham, diced
1 cup peas

Lightly toast the Panko bread crumbs in 1 tbsp butter,  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and 1/4 tsp paprika.

Melt 3 tbsp butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir in the flour.  Very gradually add in the milk.  Let thicken.

Gradually add in cheese.  When combined in sauce, add in ham and peas.

Serve over fettuccine and top with Panko crumbs.