Today I wanted to share with you something very special to me. There is an old legend in our family… Grandma has a special secret recipe for her infamous Ham Pot Pie! Well.. luck for you she shared this with me! It has become a favorite in our house, and even though it’s not quite exactly like Grandma’s, it is pretty darn close!
Funny story… When Jon and I first got married and had our first bun in the oven, Grandma had learned that Ham Pot Pie was one of his favorite dishes. So she promised and planned to make him this meal! Well, as luck would have it, we had this meal scheduled for the day that our little one decided to join us! So, after WEEKS of planning this visit, I had to call Grandma (in my hormonal 42 week-long pregnancy craziness) and tell her that we wouldn’t make it for dinner! It was then that she shared her delicious recipe with me!
Side note: If you tell anyone that you got this from me… I’ll hunt you down.
Grandma’s Ham Pot Pie Recipe
Chunk of ham, sliced into bite sizes
4 cups Beef broth
4 cups water
Potatoes (about 5 medium size)
Parsley (“Added for color”, as Grandma says.)
Homemade Dough Noodles
2 cups of flour
1/4 cup water
Step 1: Add broth and water into a large pot. Peel/ cube potatoes and place into broth/water mixture. Bring to a boil. Add Ham. Continue to boil until the potatoes are cooked.
Step 2: While your potatoes are cooking, in a separate bowl mix together noodle ingredients. Roll out on to counter top and cut into strips using a pizza cutter. Remember to add flour to the counter space, as well as rolling-pin to prevent any sticking.
Step 3: Once potatoes are cooked, throw in the strips of dough all at once and mix through the pot.
Step 4: There is not a time for cooking these, I was simply told by Grandma, “They are done when they float”. (usually about 5 mins)
Step 5. Remove off of heat and sprinkle parsley into your pot. (You’ll notice I didn’t sprinkle the parsley in this time, only because as of lately my 4 year old seems to think “Green Spice Stuff” in his food is a NO GO)
Only 5 steps you say??? What the.. What?! Yep… 5 steps!!!! Those Mennonites don’t mess around when it comes to Ham Pot Pie! I hope you enjoy this family gem as much as we do!