What Herman Made: Ham Salad

If you are a listener of “The Denny and Herman Show,” you are already familiar with our “What Herman Made” segment.  If you are NOT a listener of our podcast/radio show, shame on you.  Bad.  Go catch up on the show’s page, or listen on iTunes.

“What Herman Made,” as the name suggests, is a feature where we talk about Herman’s latest creations.  For a while now, we have talked about adding “What Herman Made” articles to Fewd Snobs as a tie-in to the show.  Well, today is the day.

We spent some time trying to find something to review for this week.  We looked through just about everything, and came up with nothing.  It is hard to believe, but there isn’t really anything new and exciting out right now.  We are chalking it up to being close to Thanksgiving for the reason.  In any case, all of the typical culprits for our reviews gave us nothing.

We then decided to roam through the grocery store.  We almost always find something new to review when we do that.  Much to our surprise, we came up with nothing.  WTF?

By now, the Snobs were starving.  The beer was all gone, we were hungry, and nothing was happening.  What could we do?

The “What Herman Made” article section on Fewd Snobs was born!  Finally!

Denny’s Thoughts:  Let me just say right here, “What Herman Made” is one of my favorite segments of “The Denny and Herman Show.”  Herman is always cooking up something good.  Most are his own creations from scratch.  I’m glad he cooks, because I sure as hell don’t.  The Only One, my girlfriend, can certainly attest to that!  I think making a sandwich is a pain in the ass.  You need to check out our show to hear more on “What Herman Made.”

Herman has been saying for a while that he wanted to make a ham salad for sandwiches.  Salad sandwiches are perfect for Fewd Snobs.  Salads are pretty easy to make (although WAY too complicated for Denny!), they taste great, fill you up, and are great for drunk fewd!  So, when we were searching for something to review today and kept coming up empty, Herman suggested ham salad.  Perfect.  And, all we needed to buy was ham.

Herman comes up with this stuff on the fly.  We (meaning Herman) gathered up all the ingredients:

IMG_20151112_141228328-2We have Smithfield diced ham (2 packages), mayo, pickles, mustard, hard-boiled eggs, celery, and bread.  Also, Herman threw in some sweet relish and some pepper (not pictured).

IMG_20151112_141312789Any diced ham would work.  You could buy pretty much any ham.  You can cut your own up too, but meh.  Fewd Snobs (especially Denny!) like the work done for us.  We found the Smithfield ham.  Perfect.  2 packages set us back $5.  Nice.

IMG_20151112_144156391Above, we have the ham.  Logical starting point…

IMG_20151112_144900365Chopped celery.

IMG_20151112_145229427Herman chopped up some pickles.

IMG_20151112_145553361He hard-boiled a couple of eggs and cut them up.

IMG_20151112_145840046Next, Herman threw it all in a bowl.  He added the mayo and mustard, and then he put pepper all over it.  He also threw in some sweet relish (not pictured).  Herman recommends that you do NOT add salt.  There is plenty of salt in the ham, and more isn’t really needed.

IMG_20151112_145958763And, there you have it!

We made our sandwich with toast and lettuce.  Obviously, there are a million ways you can eat the ham salad.  We recommend beer.  🙂

IMG_20151112_152107160The recipe makes about 5 cups of ham salad.  This would make about 6-8 sandwiches.  The ham salad should last about 5 days covered and in the fridge.

We hope you enjoyed the first installment of “What Herman Made.”  Remember to check out our “What Herman Made” segments on “The Denny and Herman Show.”

Here is the recipe:

Herman’s Ham Salad


– 2 packages Smithfield Diced Ham, 8 oz.
– 1 cup diced celery heart
– 1/2 cup diced dill pickle
– 2 hardboiled eggs, diced
– 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
– 2/3 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
– 1 teaspoon black pepper

Once you have all the ingredients diced, mix together in a bowl. Serve on toast with lettuce and any other toppings. Yields 5 cups, or about 6 to 8 sandwiches. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.


1 Comment

  1. wabbitt

    Get a hand crank meat grinder. Feed actual ham through it (like, whatever’s leftover after Christmas) and whole pickles. Mix in mayo. You’ll have what looks like pink tuna salad. But it’s fantastic. Takes some more work, but it’s just amazing.

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