Uncooked Bone-In Country Ham
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Begin a Delicious Family Tradition
Partake in the full culinary experience of Southern food with the Uncooked Bone-In Country Ham. This dry-cured country ham arrives uncooked. The aged cured meat allows you and your family members to begin a Southern tradition by cooking a country ham for that special occasion. From fun preparation to enjoying the aroma of the country ham as it’s pulled out of the oven, let this dish be the start of a new family tradition.
Packaged in a vintage cloth bag, it’s perfect for gift giving.
- Hickory Smoked
- Sharp Aged Flavor
- Cloth Bag Included
Uncooked, Bone-In Country Ham
This ham does not need refrigeration before cooking, but ham will continue to age, creating a stronger, saltier "twang" the longer you keep it in storage. Hang in a cool, dry area. The ham may have mold on the surface. This is normal and should be removed by washing in cold water with a brush prior to cooking. The ham can be frozen for a year, which protects against aging and pests, and also inhibits additional mold formation. Once cooked, however, the ham can be refrigerated for up to a week.
Preheat an oven to 325°F. Scrub ham under cold water with a stiff-bristled brush. Place ham in a roasting pan with the fat side up. Add 4 cups of water, and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake Ham in 325°F oven for 4-5 hours or until internal temperature reaches 158°F. Remove the ham from the oven, remove the foil, and let the ham rest for 15 minutes. Place ham on cutting board and trim all excess skin, leaving 1/4 inch of fat. Carve or glaze as directed below.
To pan-fry slices:
Pour a 1/8th cup of water into the bottom of a frying pan over medium heat. Place the ham slices in the pan and cook over medium heat until lightly brown, about 3 minutes on each side. If you like, add a little brown sugar (not included) to the surface of the ham slices at the last minute of frying. Avoid overcooking, as this will cause the ham to be tough.
Score fat-cap of cooked, trimmed ham in 1/2 inch crosshatch/diamond pattern, 1/4 inch deep. Rub ham with 1 cup of brown sugar. Stud with whole cloves, and return uncovered ham to a 425°F oven for 12–17 minutes until glazed. Remove from pan and carve as directed below.
With dressed side up, make first cut straight to bone starting at the small end. Use a sharp knife and carve paper-thin slices at 45° angles to the bone. Store cooked ham in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.