posted on Nov, 20 2016 @ 08:28 AM
My ham recipe, courtesy of my mom.
Buy a ham, bone in or not. Any size.
If it has netting, remove it. Rinse ham well.
Put in pot big enough to hold it and a lot of water.
Add cold water to cover ham by 1 inch. If you don't have a pot big enough, you can flip the ham during the boil.
Turn heat to low-med, slowly let it come to boil, simmer for 30 mins to 45 mins. Time not critical, but at least 30 min in a slow simmer.
Remove ham from water.
Place in covered baking pan (with or without rack. I don't use one)
At this point, glaze or cover the ham as you wish. I cover with pineapple, maraschino cherries (use toothpicks to hold them in place) and brown
sugar, yellow mustard mixed together glaze. Other times I have used apple jelly, boysenberry jelly, etc. Dark jellies make the ham rind turn colors
but it tastes fine.
Cover, place in over, turn heat to 325 degrees F. You will smell it once it is ready, depending on ham size, maybe 2-3 hours. Remove from oven, let
stand covered until serving. NOTE: I have made this and left it in the oven overnight to cool (just turn off the oven!).
It is NOT "juicy" but moist and firm.