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Is it ok to brine an already cured ham?

I always make a ham on Christmas Eve and this year I was thinking of trying to get a little extra flavour in by brining it first. However it is a shop bought, already cured ham. I've looked around ...
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How can I keep large packs of ham fresh longer?

On the back of the packs of sliced ham I buy it usually says “once opened eat within x days”. I often find that I have ham left over that needs to be eaten, that I’d prefer to save for another day. ...
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Best way to bake a breakfast casserole and reheat a ham in the same oven

I’d like to bake my breakfast casserole & reheat ham chunks at the same time in the same oven. I fear the breakfast casserole may taste like ham. If I cover the ham will that help?
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How can I make my Christmas dinner less dry?

For Christmas, I make the same thing every year. My family loves it, I never get any complaints, and they really won't let me leave out or substitute any of my staples. Nobody has a problem with it, ...
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Is strong smell normal for Serrano ham or is my ham bad

I just got Noel branded Spanish Serrano ham from Costco. Remove ham from the plastic package and noticed that there is a strong smell coming from the ham. It's not terrible but not very pleasant ...
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Do modern food stores have a code for "this package of ham was from a bad pig"?

I have noticed that sometimes, something like a package of ham slices will be heavily rebated. You can buy several at once for a much smaller price than usual. Even though the product is normally ...
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Can you leave a cooked ham in cooking water overnight and then bake the next day?

I usually boil and bake my hams. As there is a great deal to do on Christmas day, I'd like to prep as much as possible the day before. Would it be possible to boil the ham and leave it in the cooking ...
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Traditionally, is prosciutto never to be cooked?

In a discussion about pancetta and prosciutto in sauces (specifically, bolognese), a friend said that "Traditionally, prosciutto is never to be cooked." I have not heard that before. I ...
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How do I peel prosciutto from wax paper without it coming off in strips?

Anytime I've purchased prosciutto from a store it's sold in slices separated by pieces of wax paper, but when I try and peel it off it doesn't peel evenly. The lines of fat in the ham offers less ...
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Are these green areas on my cured ham a health problem?

In below images I highlighted a green coloration on my cured boar ham. It cured for 5 days in an open plastic box in my cellar. I put a lot of salt around it and a weight on top (it was maybe 75% ...
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Savory Cotton Candy?

One thing I've always wanted to do is make savory cotton candy, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I understand that cotton candy is spun sugar so that introduces a challenge. I have a cotton candy ...
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Sous vide "Jabon de Paris" (Cooked ham)

I would like to use sous vide to prepare "Jambon de Paris" from a raw piece of pork. I have been doing tests on my own, and 8 hours at 65°C with 4% salt, 1% sugar, and a good amount of white and ...
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How long can I store pork shoulder in the fridge if cooked with high content of salt [duplicate]

I cook usually 1kg block at 65°C for 6 hours with 40g (4%) of salt, 10g (1%) of sugar, and a good amount of white and black pepper. After cooking it, I cool it in an ice bath, then I store it in the ...
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Cook a smoked ham and scalloped potatoes [closed]

My ham is to bake for 3 hours at 375 and my scalloped potatoes are 400 for 55
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Raw Ham Roast...How to smoke

I was given a frozen ham roast from a friend who bought a hog. I have a smoker and was wondering how to smoke a raw ham roast...
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My precooked vacuum sealed ham was left in garage at 45 degrees Overnight is it still good to make [duplicate]

Left my precooked vacuum sealed ham out in 45 degree garage over night is it still good to make
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Increase re-heating oven temperature for cooked ham

I have an 11 pound bone-in preparation cooked ham. It says to cook at 325°F for 15-20 min per pound. Can I increase the temperature to 350°F without drying it out in order to speed up the reheat ...
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Making Prosciutto with skin off (Wrapping in butcher paper?)

Can I make prosciutto if my ham has no skin? Will this be a problem? I was going to try it anyway but the question becomes, do I just coat the whole ham in struto? And then do I wrap it in butcher ...
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Why does processed meat contain preservatives, while canned fish needs not?

I've read that canned salmon typically does not contain any preservatives. On the other hand processed meat (such as ham) contains them. Why are preservatives needed in some cases but not others?
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How to warm ham and keep it moist

If I bought a pre~cooked ham from the store and sliced it and put 3 lbs in a glass dish how long and at what Temperature should I use, so it doesn't dry out?~
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How can I roast/heat all these foods for one meal?

I'm a microwave cook wanting to get fancy for a Christmas dinner tomorrow. I'm having trouble putting together a schedule for what to put in a regular gas oven at what temp, when, for a 4pm dinner. ...
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Is it true that generally chicken ham is not as tasty as pork ham? [closed]

Recently in my country, subway decided to turn halal. To some people, they are utterly disappointed as subway's pork product are being removed and replaced by chicken product. Personally, i have ...
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Can I use an electric smoker without wood chips as an oven to cook a ham?

I'm cooking a big dinner. I am wondering if I can use my electric smoker without woods chips like a second oven so I can free up space in oven inside. Will it cook my ham well? I don't want to smoke ...
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Why do people put Coke on their ham?

Why do people put Coke on their ham? What purpose does it serve? Is there another more specific and specialized ingredient that does the same thing? This recipe is an example, but it isn't the only ...
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How long and at what temp should I roast a 22lb fresh ham?

I’m roasting a 22 lb fresh ham and want it to be tender. I’ve been told low and slow.
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Why do we slice some meats thinly and not others?

Subjectively speaking, thin-slicing makes the same ham taste much better, perhaps by increasing its surface-to-volume ratio? Why do we slice some meats thinly and not others?
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Cooking sliced ham to make it tender

I am preparing sandwiches that have only really soft ingredients, like gouda cheese, cream cheese, etc. But I would like them to have meat in them, I've decided to use sliced ham for that but the ...
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How many minutes between 115 F and 120 F for a ham?

I'm preparing this ham recipe. It calls for a ham 7 to 8 lbs. Well, I ordered a ham described as "7 to 9 lbs" and what got delivered was a hair under 10 lb, so that's what I'm using. Using the ...
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Safe to eat this ham? [duplicate]

Took a boneless ham (shrink wrapped) out of freezer at 5 pm, and left it in sink all night, til 8 am. Room temp 65 degrees. Is it safe to eat?
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Is ham still good [duplicate]

Whole pre-cooked ham served on Christmas Day. Been meaning to make pea soup with bones but it now Jan. 10. The ham still smells fine, not slimmey. Should I use it?
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Different cooking times and different dishes

Merry Christmas! I would love it if all my dishes came out at the same time. Any ideas? I am cooking a ham at 350, au gratin potatoes at 425 and a souffle at 350 what temperature should I cook at to ...
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Cooking ham in an oven with oven cleaner

If a ham was cooked for 20 mins in an oven before realising that there was a layer of oven cleaner in the oven, is the meat safe to eat?
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How should I prepare this smoked ham?

I just got a frozen ham. I have never dealt with a ham before. If I don't need to eat it now, should I put it in the freezer or refrigerator? The package says "keep refrigerated". Does it mean it can ...
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Is there a way to make ham in a casserole less salty?

When I was pregnant, my mother-in-law helped me make several casseroles to freeze. We're still eating them, but the ones with ham have had some problems. At first, it was just ham, vegetables, and ...
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Heating ham/cooking hashbrown potato casserole in same oven

I have to heat my spiral sliced ham at 275 for 2 hours. My hashbrown potato casserole needs to cook for 45 minutes at 350. I only have 1 oven--what is the best way to cook these 2 items so they are ...
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Jamon Serrano smells awful

I don't know a thing about cured ham, but I just opened this ham, and while I realize a cured ham probably has a peculiar smell, I can't imagine this horrific stench being intended. My entire ...
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Curing fresh ham with limited ingredients

Help Please. I live in Ecuador, in a small coastal fishing village, so ingredients are limited. I purchased a big fresh ham at the market today and want to cure it for Christmas. This is what I ...
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Do I have to cure a fresh ham before smoking?

I have a fresh ham. Do I need to cure it somehow before I put it in the stove-top smoker?
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Hot pink spots on surface of ham steak

I bought a frozen ham steak (natural pork from local farm/meat processor), and noticed when I went to cook it that there is a bit of very bright, hot pink on the surface. Is this safe?
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Best preservation of parma ham?

We were recently in Italy and bought a large piece of parma ham, which we'd like to use over a protracted period. It is vacuum packed at the moment, what is the best way to preserve it once opened?
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Why do my pre-cooked hams always take way longer than they should?

My ham is 8.5lbs half-ham and was refridgerated, but not frozen. Here are the instructions that were with it. Here's what I did: Preheated the oven to 275. Removed all packaging and put the ham face ...
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How to mount a ham?

I bought a Serrano ham on sale. It's the whole pig's leg, and it comes with a kind of a stand. However, the stand was delivered in pieces like IKEA furniture, but unlike IKEA, it has no manual ...
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Is it possible/advisable to slice deboned Jamon Iberico on a mandoline?

I am intending to purchase some Jamon Iberico, but I am not confident in my ability to use the knife correctly on the jamonera to produce sufficiently thin slices. I do have a mandoline slicer, ...
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wet cured ham spoilage

I left a frozen wet cured fully cooked ham still in the shrink wrap in a cool water circulation last night to thaw it. At some point my wife used the faucet and set the temp on the tap up. When I ...
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What is a "raw smoked" gammon (or ham)?

In many recipes I've come across the term "raw smoked gammon" (sometimes also "raw smoked ham"). English is not my primary language, so such terms are sometimes difficult. This site has an answer on ...
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Is a smoked pork shoulder a suitable substitute for ham hocks?

In reference to a recipe for ham hocks and beans, can I use smoked pork shoulder instead of ham hocks and still get a good result? What will be the difference in end product, if any?
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What is the difference between Paris ham and French ham?

My supermarket sells two kinds of pre-sliced ham. One is called Paris-style and the other French-style ham. Both kinds of ham are from the same company and the names are no indication of where the ham ...
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How long can a packet of sliced ham be used once opened? [duplicate]

When buying ham slices from supermarket, I get like 10 slices in them. I want to use it for a week. But the packing says when once opened it should be used within 2 days. So it seems like the 8 ...
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Is ham safe to eat if it was at room temperature but is recooked? [duplicate]

I accidentally left two half hams in a storage locker in a basement for four days. They were in packaged in plastic and packed in ice, but the ice would have melted by the end of the second day. They ...
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Are feral hog hind quarters hams, or a different type of pork?

I recently hunted feral hog and had one processed. I have two full bone-in hind quarters. I wondering if these are considered hams or a different cut/type of pork. How would one go about cooking a ...
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