Honey Mustard Ham and Fennel Braised Potatoes
This recipe was created to keep stress low and flavors HIGH. The holidays can be stressful so it’s important to keep the food flavorful but simple! The ham drippings and honey mustard glaze will drip over the medley of vegetables making for some sweet, velvety fennel braised potatoes you aren't ready for. Ham is already cured and smoked so it is a fully cooked product. This can be good and bad. Good, because it takes the guesswork out and makes for easy cooking and bad, because the ham is susceptible to drying out! So really there are no problems here if you follow the recipe! With a low oven setting, starting with a room temp ham and plenty of patience, a juicy ham is likely to be in your future. The most time consuming part of this recipe is waiting while it cooks in the oven, which gives you plenty of time to work on your other sides. Let's dig in.
1 Spiral cut ham (thawed and brought up to room temp.)
1.5 lbs of potatoes
1 bulb fennel
½ white onion
2 cloves garlic
For the Glaze:
½ cup honey
3 tbsp spicy brown mustard
1.5 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp dry sage
1 tsp black pepper ground
1 tsp celery salt
- 1. This is an important step and will make for a much more juicy ham! Leave your ham covered at room temp for close to two hours. This will bring the internal temperature up so it has less distance to travel in the hot oven. We’re looking for an internal temp of 140 degrees fahrenheit without drying out the ham.
- 2. Chop your potatoes in larger chunks and add them to a bowl.
- 3. Chop your onion and fennel to the same size. Add it to the bowl.
- 4. Thinly slice and chop your garlic and add it to the bowl.
- 5. Toss your veggies in a little salt and olive oil.
- 6. Lay veggies out in a roasting pan and place a roasting rack on top. If you don’t have a roasting rack, no big deal. Your ham can sit right on top of your veggies.
- 7. Place your ham on the roasting rack above your veggies or nestled right on top of them if you don't have a roasting rack.
- 8. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl. This is your glaze.
- 9. Glaze your ham with a third of the glaze. We will glaze multiple times through the cooking process!
- 10. Bake your ham in the oven at 325 degrees fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
- 11. Pull your ham, glaze again and put back in the oven for 30 minutes. Repeat this process until an internal ham temperature of 140 degrees!
Plate it up!
- 1. Scoop your potatoes onto a plate, top it with ham and pour some of that juice from the pan all over top.
- 2. ENJOY. Tag @sweetgrassdairy and @Lorenzo__cooks on IG if you recreate this dish!