Even though we are already into late September we still have a wee bit of veggies and fruit hanging on in the garden. That’s one of the many things I love about living on the southeast coast. This week I picked one of our last watermelons to enjoy and thought that I would share something with you that some people do here in the south.

You all have probably seen watermelon or cantaloupe paired up with prosciutto, well we use country ham. Okay, some of us do…okay, I do.

It’s super easy and well in my opinion scrumptious, Country Ham & Watermelon Bites. If you are feeling the need for a little something extra or enjoy balsamic vinaigrette with your fruit, you can always try some Watermelon Balsamic Vinaigrette with this unorthodox recipe as well. Here is what you will need for a retro southern twist on a delicious snack .

1/2 of a small watermelon-cut into approx. 1 inch cubes

16 oz country ham, sauteed in a cast iron skillet

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

approx. 2 tbsp watermelon (remove seeds)

In a sauce pan over medium heat combine the balsamic vinegar with the sugar and cook until well blended. Then add the watermelon in thinly sliced pieces and cook until the pieces are nearly dissolved. Some pieces left are okay. Be careful not to scorch your vinaigrette. That’s it. Easy peasy.

Wanna bite y’all? Come on, don’t be scared of the country ham. It won’t bite but you should, it’s yummy! Now if you don’t like balsamic vinaigrette go ahead and eat these little babies plain…I do.

I hope that you guys enjoy giving these a try. Let me know some fun ways you all accentuate your watermelon, I’m curious now.

Xoxo,

Tickled Red

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