This is an Eyler family tradition passed down from generation to generation. My husband's great-grandmother made it in South Carolina, then passed down the recipe to her daughter, my husband's grandmother, who passed it to my husband's mother, who gave it to me.
When my husband was growing up, he called his grandmother Gram. He said Gram would meet him when he got off the school bus every day while his parents were still at work. My husband could tell on the walk home whether they were having this dish for supper because he could smell the aroma of homemade ham dumplings.
- Courtesy of Brenda Eyler, member of Women of Valor Ministries Inc., a Hagerstown organization offering educational, resource and support services to empower people to transform their lives. For more, go to http://www.wovministries.org.
Eyler's ham dumplings
5-pound back-end bone ham (rump)
4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt