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World Famous Country Ham Salad

Ingredients

3 tablespoons diced shallot

3 tablespoons diced fresno chile, or semi hot red chile

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 pound block of country ham (Broadbent preferred, but any semi dry ham will work)

2 cups Duke's mayonnaise

2 tablespoons roughly chopped flat leaf parsley

Garnish: 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chive

To serve: crackers, pickles, spicy mustard

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the shallot, fresno chile, and red wine vinegar. Set aside. Cut country ham into 1-inch cubes. Add the ham to the food processor and pulse in one-to-two second intervals until chopped and consistently fluffed and flaky. Transfer the flaked ham to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add the mayonnaise, pepper-shallot-vinegar mix, and parsley. Mix the ingredients on setting 2 or 3 until well combined. If the spread seems dry, add a touch more mayonnaise. Add mayo, salt, and vinegar to taste. When the spread is easily smearable on a cracker, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chives. Serve with your favorite crackers, pickles, and spicy mustard.

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