How to Brown a Ham Steak

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Ham steaks are a convenient way to enjoy ham without committing to an oversized piece of meat. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal for two, they can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. Browning the ham deepens the flavor and creates a nicely caramelized crust. Brown ham steaks either in the broiler or on the stove top, then serve it with a simple glaze made with brown sugar, Dijon mustard, ketchup or jelly.

Broiled

Step 1

Preheat your broiler to high and arrange the rack about 3 inches below the heating element.

Step 2

Pat the ham steak dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the ham steak on the sheet. If you're making more than one ham steak, arrange them so that they don't overlap.

Step 4

Broil the ham, flipping once during cooking, until it is nicely browned on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for a 3/4-inch thick steak.

Pan-Fried

Step 1

Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Pat the ham steak dry on both sides.

Step 3

Fry the steak, flipping once during cooking, until it is warmed through and nicely browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side for a 3/4-inch ham steak.

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