Set out a large heavy skillet with a tight-fitting cover.
Grind enough cooked ham to yield 2 cups ground
Combine with ham and mix together:
1/3 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Shape into round balls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter
Heat 1/4 cup of fat in a skillet
Add ham balls to skillet and brown over medium heat, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.
Remove from head and add:
1/4 cup hot water
Return to heat, cover skillet, and simmer about 30 minutes, turning balls occasionally
Remove ham balls from skillet to a serving plate and pour spiced cherry sauce over them!