When I was little, I remember making ham steaks with maple syrup. It sweetened up the meat and was perfect with eggs at breakfast. Add pancakes and you’re basically set for a food comma. Now that I’m older (and watching what I eat), I’d love to have ham smothered in maple syrup, but I know better. So I did the next best thing, I cut out the syrup (ok, maybe that wasn’t the best part) and bought a ham steak… and a potato… and tossed in some butter. Hmmm the butter may be just as bad as the syrup…
Might have ended up with something completely different than those maple syrup ham steaks with eggs, but it’s keeping me thinking that maybe I’ll reevaluate that in the near future.
So in the end, I heated the potato in the microwave for 5 minutes (or until it was soft enough to break it down with a fork). In a saucepan heated one tablespoon of butter with 2 ounces of diced ham steak. Added a dash of ground black pepper and a dash of garlic salt and cook until ham is browned. Fold into mashed red potato and enjoy. Might want to add a half a tablespoon of butter if it’s dry.