Category Archive: ham

How to Prepare Dry Cured Country Ham: It’s All About Soaking!

Baked Country Ham studded with Cloves Beverly C. lost  her instructions from me about preparing a salt cured ham. Here’s how I do it – I follow Smithfield’s instructions for any salt cured ham, and here they are, with my notes added in parentheses and italics: When preparing an uncooked country ham, it must be …

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Ham 101 Plus Yummy Glazes

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I hope each of you has a wonderful Easter if you’re celebrating. And remember, who are in the chairs is more important and meaningful than what’s on the table!   Readers want to know: Ham 101 Bone in or boneless ham? I prefer a bone-in ham. The bone lends flavor. How much ham per person? …

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Ham: Labeling, Cuts and Buying Ham

Ham: Labeling, Cuts and Buying Ham. Thanks to the “loyal reader” who shared this information (edited slightly by me) from an on-line article about ham. This information is really timely – so much so that I encourage you to copy and clip for your files.   What kind to buy? Bone-in or boneless; half or …

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