Plantation Ham Cakes

Plantation Ham Cakes


"A great way to use the leftover Easter ham. I call these Plantation Ham Cakes because they always makes me think of Tara and the food descriptions of succulent baked ham dripping with red eye gravy that always made my mouth water! These are wonderful with leftover yams, heated and mashed and dripping with butter; applesauce is a good accompaniment as well."


20 m servings 313 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 313 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 577 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl combine the ground ham, onion, broccoli and beaten eggs. Mix with hands for 1 full minute, or until eggs are evenly absorbed into meat.
  2. Sprinkle anise seed, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, cornmeal and cheese over meat mixture and mix again with hands for 1 full minute, until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Scoop about 3 ounces of ham mixture into hands and form patties about 1/2 inch thick. Lay patties in skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes each side, or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used, then serve hot.
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  1. 17 Ratings


This was excellent. It can be adapted to use other vegetables such as grated carrot or spinach. The cakes can be frozen and taken to work for a quick lunch, heating them up in a microwave.

I did not have many of the ingredients, but this got me going with the ham. While I loved the way mine turned out (5 stars), the kids did not. My version: Ham, fresh zuchini, fresh celery, a ...

Wow, way too much anise seed! The flavor of anise overwhelmed everything else, which is unfortunate when these are supposed to be HAM cakes. On the plus side, they cook up nice and crispy, and...

I'm giving this a four for the idea and the flavor, although I did leave out the anise and the onion. I ground up my ham with all of the ingredients except the broccoli, then mixed that in by ha...

Yummy! My grandma gave us a 1/2 ham and our little family didn't know what to do with it all, you can only eat so many ham sandwiches, you know? These are really good-even our 5-year-old said ...

these were awesome! we had a lot of easter ham left over and i was looking for an interesting way to use some of it up. i would chop the broccoli up a bit smaller, though - the large size made i...

Quite tasty. Minor changes.. using a mix of red pepper and onion instead of all onion as I had some leftover and cooked with non stick spray instead of oil. I served with a honey mustard sauce.....

This was EASY, FAST and delicious. I had to use parmesan cheese because that's all I had. Mixing and forming with your hands is essential. They are even better left over and re-heated!

I tried to be true to the recipe, except for using turkey ham and leaving out the anise, and this mix did not work for me. Why a 4 rating? Because it was delicious and I think it was my fault. I...