My sister from Co is home for a visit. Her and I took the folks out for lunch today at a local family restaurant. She ordered a stuffed ham sandwich. It is a southern Maryland favorite, not well known in other regions of the country.
Stuffed ham is a variety of ham in which cabbage, kale, onions, spices and seasonings are chopped and mixed, then stuffed into deep slits slashed in a whole corned or smoked ham. Stuffed ham is believed to have originated in Southern Maryland, specifically in St. Mary's County, and remains popular in that region to this day. Typically the ham has a distinctively spicy flavor due to added seasoning. Recipes vary widely, since they are traditionally passed down from one family member to another.