I have a recipe calling for fresh ham I have not been able to find a store in my area that carries them is there another cut of pork that can be substituted?

  • Please let us know your recipe and cooking method. Ham has a distinct flavor but, depending on the cooking method, other ham options or alterations to the cooking method could possibly be made. – Cindy Jul 31 '16 at 21:54

It might be called a 'picnic roast' (which is a front leg). If you can't find that, it depends on the recipe (and what's available) for what I'd replace it with.

If it's a slow cooked recipe, I'd use 'boston butt' (which is actually the shoulder; butt means 'widest part'), but if it's fast-cooked, I'd go for sirloin roast.

And if they don't have any of those, then a loin roast, but it'll be more prone to drying out.

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