about an hour
Baked Ham & Potatoes with Beet, Apple, & Kale Salad
- 1 ½ lb ham or 2 ham steaks
- 12 small new potatoes
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 10 cracks of fresh black pepper
- 1 tsp coarse salt (regular salt will do the trick if you don’t have coarse salt)
- 8 leaves black (flat) kale, chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 apple, cubed
- 2 beets, boiled or steamed and cut into 1/8th wedges
- ½ c walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/3 c olive oil
- 3 tbsp berry or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp fennel powder
- Sprinkle of salt & pepper
Step by Step Instructions
Set oven to 375°and put a steamer pot on to boil for the beets.
Place potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well until potatoes are evenly coated.
Place potatoes onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pop them into the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, until they are tender in the center and golden brown. Roasting time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes.
While the potatoes are in the oven steam the beets. When the beets are tender remove them from the heat and set aside to cool.
Place the chopped kale into a large bowl and drizzle half the olive oil over it. Use your hands to massage the oil into the kale then add the cooled beets, apple, walnuts, vinegar, the rest of the olive oil, fennel powder, and salt and pepper. Toss well then set aside until you are ready to serve.
If you are using a solid piece of ham place it on a parchment lined baking sheet and pop it into the oven when the potatoes are about half done. It will only need 20 to 30 minutes to warm through. If you are using ham steaks, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and pop them into the oven when the potatoes are about three quarters done. Ham steaks will only take 10 to 15 minutes to warm through.
When the potatoes and ham are done share the potatoes over 4 plates and serve the kale salad to the side. Slice the ham and plate it alongside the potatoes and salad, then sit down and enjoy the salty, sweet, and savory flavors this simple classic!