Country Ham Quiche
Alternate layers of ham & cheese in pie dishes. Beat eggs; add flour, half & half, spices and butter. Pour egg mixture over cheese & ham. Bake at 375° 50-60 minutes and serve
Country Ham Spread
Mix above ingredients and chill. Serve on bread or crackers of your choice. Great for hors d'oeuvres.
Cheesy Country Ham Potatoes
Place potatoes in 9x13 greased pan. Top w/other ingredients. Bake at 350° for 1/2 hours.
Fry bacon; remove from skillet & drain. Leave drippings in pan. Add has browns, Onions & peppers and fry until brown. Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over cooked potatoes; add cheese. Sprinkle w/crumbled bacon. Cover 7 cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
Great Southern White Beans w/Country Ham
For dry beans, follow package instructions and add the ingredients listed below.
For caned white beans, empty contents into large pot and add the ingredients below (cook on medium heat for 1 hour), stirring occasionally.
1 lb. (1 pkg.) Country Ham trimmings (uncooked)
Country Breakfast Casserole
Cook ham by stir frying in skillet on medium heat for 1-2 minutes per side. In large baking dish layer torn bread, ham & cheese. Add milk to beaten eggs and season w/salt & pepper. Pour egg mixture over meat, cheese and bread. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes prior to serving.
Green Beans Seasoned w/Cinnamon Bacon
Empty 3 cans w/water and 3 cans, drained, into heavy skillet on medium high heat. Crumble cooked bacon and add to green beans. Add additional ingredients; stir and cover. Check frequently. Once liquid has come to a slow boil, reduce heat and cook slowly for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. (Reduce cooking time if you prefer that your beans not be "cooked down").
Country Ham Rolls (with fully-cooked country ham)
Do not separate rolls. Slice tops from rolls in one piece. Place bottoms in baker pan. Layer ham & cheese and replace top. Combine basting ingredients and mix well. Brush tops of rolls. Bake covered with foil at 350° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot. Great for parties or breakfast.
Hamloaf Hors d'oeuvres
Serve on bread or crackers.
Country Ham Pie
Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until nicely brown.
Ham Hocks 'N' Cabbage Dinner
Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer; cook about 2 hours.Remove hocks, wrap in foil to keep warm. Put in pot with this ham broth and cook for about 20 minutes:
Place cabbage and potatoes on serving platter; slice meat from hocks and serve with the vegetables
Quick Cordon Bleu
Top flattened breast with one each of the following, cut to fit:
Roll up each breast and secure with toothpicks. Brown in:
Cover; cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Garnish with chopped parsley & paprika.
Honey-glazed Ham Steak
Place in a shallow pan:
Brush on ham steak a mixture of:
Cook in 350° skillet for 1-1/2 minutes per side.
Whole Country Ham
Store in cool, dry area in the paper wrapper it arrived in. Never wrap country ham in plastic except when freezing. If it did not come in a paper wrapper use a brown paper sack and tie it closed to keep out potential vermin. Keep in mind that aging of a country ham sometimes produces a harmless mold, like mellow cheese. To remove mold simply, wash the area with a vinegar and water solution-(equal parts).
We recommend simmering a country ham since considerable moisture is lost through the curing process. To simmer, remove hock (about 4-5 inches of narrow end of ham), using a kitchen saw or take to a local butcher. Immerse ham in water, sufficient to cover, in a very large kettle such as a canning kettle. Bring liquid nearly to boil; reduce heat and simmer about 18 minutes per pound of ham. (IMPORTANT: DO NOT BOIL) Remove from heat and let stand in cooking liquid until cool enough to handle. Remove ham, slit skin, and peel it off. You may want to score surface stud with cloves and pineapple slices, top with brown sugar and put ham into hot oven (425°) just until bubbly. ONLY BAKE LONG ENOUGH TO HEAT THOROUGHLY. Or wrap ham in foil and chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Chilled ham makes slicing easier so prepare the day prior to serving, if possible. When chilled, unwrap and slice. (About 1/4- to 1/3-inch thickness is standard.) Slices may be served cold or can be heated in microwave oven for about 30 seconds. Time varies according to individual ovens. NOTE: OVERCOOKING WILL MAKE COUNTRY HAM TOUGH AND DRY, SO UNLESS YOU PREFER IT THAT WAY, CHECK IT REGULARLY DURING HEATING PROCESS!
Packaged Country Ham Slices or Sliced Country Ham
DO NOT OVERCOOK
AS IT WILL BECOME HARD AND DRY
HOW TO SLICE A COUNTRY HAM
For first cut, place ham in position shown. Since parallel to "aitch" bone (you'll get about 12 center slices from most hams). Turn ham over and slice where indicated by lines. Remaining parts are excellent for use in soups, cooking greens, ham salad, green or baked beans, or any recipe that calls for "ham pieces." Once the ham is cut (or if it was purchased pre-sliced) any portion not used within 5 or 6 days can be frozen. Country-cured ham will keep several months this way. (You may use plastic when freezing ham.)
Fully Cooked Boneless Country Ham
Refrigerate fully cooked ham until ready to serve. May be served cold, room temperature or slightly warmed. No additional cooking required. See inside recipes for delicious Hors d'oeuvres and other dishes using Harper's Fully Cooked Country Ham.