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Fried Ham Steak with Cider Ginger Glaze - a simple, flavorful, 15-minute, one-skillet meal. Serve the delicious glaze with any pork, ham or poultry. Simply Sated
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Fried Ham Steak with Cider Ginger Glaze

A simple, flavorful, 15-minute, one-skillet meal. Glaze is delicious served with any pork, ham or poultry. ----------------- Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, The New Best Recipe cookbook, pg. 482
Course 15-minute Meal, Breakfast, Entree
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Susie Gall


  • For the Glaze: *See Notes
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 7 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
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  • For the Ham:
  • 1 bone-in ham steak fully cooked
  • 1- tablespoon butter
  • 1- tablespoon oil canola or olive


  1. For the Glaze:
  2. (1½ cups glaze. 12-15 minutes.)
  3. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer over medium-low heat until mixture is syrupy (220F) and has reduced to 1½ cups. (12-15 minutes). If the sauce thickens too much before ready to use, reheat over low heat until desired consistency.
  4. Prepare steak while glaze is cooking.
  5. Remove cloves before serving.
  6. -------------------------
  7. For the Ham:
  8. (8 minutes, Serves 2)
  9. Heat butter and oil on medium-high heat until butter foam hot, but not burned (right after butter foam has subsided).
  10. Place ham steak in skillet and cook, without moving, 3-4 minutes until browned.
  11. Flip steak over to brown steak on other side, 3-4 minutes.
  12. Transfer steak to serving dish.
  13. Serve with Apple Cider, Brown Sugar & Ginger Glaze.
  14. This dish works well for any meal of the day.
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cider Ginger Glaze would be delicious served alongside any pork, poultry or salmon.