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Cure for Ham or Bacon Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rita Loran Mooney

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
9 cups salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup ground black pepper
2 teaspoons saltpeter

Directions:
Directions:
Mix ingredients in large pan; heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. When very hot, rub on ham or bacon, which should be freshly butchered and still warm. Spread small amount of mixture on board; place meat on board, rind side down and leave about 4 days in a cool dry place. Hang up and smoke.
This recipe is for a 250 or 300 pound hog. Many hams and lots of bacon were cured like this.

 

 

 

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