“Mirlitons are plentiful in Louisiana around November, so this is a great side dish for Thanksgiving. This is a family recipe from a friend of mine from New Orleans. Shrimp can be substituted for the ham in this recipe.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Simmer mirlitons until tender.
  2. Cut each in half, remove seeds and carefully spoon out pulp.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Saute onion, garlic& margarine until tender.
  5. Add french bread that has been soaked in water and squeezed until almost dry, then chopped.
  6. Cook a few minutes, then add thyme& parsley, continue to cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Add mirliton that has been chopped& mashed.
  8. Add salt& pepper.
  9. Cook 12-15 minutes, then add ham.
  10. Cook 8-10 minutes.
  11. Put in greased casserole dish& top with bread crumbs.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  13. 1/4 lb.
  14. shrimp or 3-4 slices of bacon can be substituted for the ham.

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