Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ham & Mustard Butter Biscuits

Y'all. I will eat just about anything on a biscuit. Biscuits are home. Biscuits are Sunday mornings with family. Biscuits are a fluffy vehicle for sweet and salty fillings alike. I could eat a biscuit with just a little jam. I could devour a biscuit with a little jam and a hunk of juicy sausage.

And I melt for a biscuit with mustard, more butter, and thinly sliced ham. It's my breakfastlunchdinner. Salty ham, tangy mustard, and sweet onions on a buttery biscuit. I can't ask for more.

For this easy mustard butter, you'll need: butter, onions, and spicy brown mustard.

A tablespoon of butter goes into a pan over medium heat until it melts.

Add the onions and cook until they're translucent, 6-7 minutes.

Turn the heat down to medium low and cover. We're going to lightly caramelize these onions.

With the occasional stir, we get these lightly golden, super sweet onions after about 30 minutes.

Stir the onions and the mustard together and let it cool.

Add the rest of the softened butter and stir together.

This is the stuff my dreams are made of.

The setup: mustard butter, thinly sliced ham, and a fluffy biscuit.

It helps if the biscuit is still warm so that the butter melts on contact.

Pile on your ham and top it! I thought two slices of ham was indulgent without being excessive. Hah, like I've ever been against excessive ham.

Because you need to know what it looks like when I take a bite out of it. You can't cut these in half, so you might as well just dive into it. Face. First.

Ham & Mustard Butter Biscuits (makes 6-8 biscuit sandwiches)

5 tbs unsalted butter, softened and divided
1/2 c diced sweet onion
1 tbs spicy brown mustard
1 lb thinly sliced ham
1 batch of biscuits
  • In a medium nonstick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. When butter is melted, add onions. Cook onions until translucent, about 6-7 minutes. Turn heat down to medium low and cover the pan with a lid. Let onions caramelize about 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown, stirring once or twice.
  • In a small bowl, stir together onions and mustard. When onions have cooled, add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir until butter and mustard are completely combined. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Bake your biscuits and let cool five minutes. Split open biscuits and slather each half with mustard butter. Pile two slices of ham on each biscuit bottom and top with the other half to make a sandwich. 

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