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Baked Country Ham Recipe

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This recipe for Baked Country Ham, by , is from The Shires/Neal Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Saturday, October 8, 2005


1 Sugar Cured County ham
Brown Sugar
Dry Mustard

Keep in mind that mold on a country ham is normal. Wash the ham in warm water. Use a brush if necessary to get the mold off. (If you prefer the ham to be less salty you can soak it overnight in cold water.)

You'll need a large roasting pan with a lid or you can just use a disposable aluminum roasting pan and cover it well with heavy duty aluminum foil.

Put the ham in the roasting pan fat side up. Put in 5 cups of water. Cover securely with lid or heavy foil.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place ham in preheated oven; bring it to a boil and let cook for 20 minutes.

Turn oven off. Let cool. When oven is cooled, turn again to 500 degrees, bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Turn oven off and let ham cool in oven overnight.

When cool, cut off rind, score, stud with cloves and glaze with the following mixture:

Make a paste of 1 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves and a little fat from the pan. Spread over ham and bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (just long enough to form a light glaze).




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