Place in a shallow baking dish or pan and cook uncovered in a preheated 350°F oven for 20-30 minutes per pound of ham weight. Smoked hams are already
partially cooked so it is okay to cook them even as little as 15 minutes per pound. Although it isnt needed to make the ham delicious, you can create
a glaze by basting the ham during the last hour of cooking with a mixture of 1 cup of orange juice, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon dry mustard.
Put ham pan scrapings in a skillet on medium heat. Supplement with bacon grease or oil to make 7 tablespoons. When the skillet is very hot, slowly
add flour stirring constantly until brown. Add salt and pepper. Add milk stirring constantly until thick. Remove from stove when gravy is a little thinner
than you want it as it will thicken as it cools.
Put the ham in a large pot with salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 hours. Allen liked his so tender that the meat was falling off the bone.
Cook a smoked ham on the weekend and eat all week. First, as a wonderful meal with candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, ham gravy, green beans
and salad. Once cooked, a ham is natures own fast food. Fry it for breakfast and make sandwiches from it. Towards the end use the bone to make beans or
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