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My family loves the official golden wrapped Honey Baked Ham that is very famous. Well, I just don't have a golden wrapped Honey Baked budget! This year, I scored a huge ham for under $5 and honey'd it up myself. Here is how to turn a store bought cooked ham into a Honey Baked Ham.
I found this online a few years ago and have yet to make it but am hoping someone else can use it in light of the upcoming holidays!
Andie's Original Recipe for WPOPFHBH* Ham (*Why Pay Outrageous Prices For Honey Baked Ham)
"Following is the ham recipe I developed originally for cooking "dry-cured" hams from my family's farm in Kentucky. These are usually quite salty as they are pre-cured in a barrel of salt before being hung in the smoke house. People in the south like saltier ham than folks out here so I experimented until I discovered this way of cooking them which actually extracts a lot of the salt. Then I discovered that very cheap store hams also come out nicely flavored when cooked this way. I always warn people to keep the heat low and the time long - as one doesn't get the same results with more heat and less time. I have cooked this for a lot of people and told quite a few people who have used this method and have yet to find anyone who has not found this to be just about the best ham ever."
This recipe (or cooking method) works really well with the absolute cheapest bone-in ham, the holiday "Loss Leaders" at 49, 59, cents a pound, sometimes less. DON'T GET THE SHANK END
For a 12 to 15 pound ham you will NEED the following:
Most of the salt in the ham will have been extracted through the stab wounds and the meat will have absorbed some of the maple flavor from the syrup.
When the liquid left in the pot has cooled, strain it through a coffee filter and freeze it, you can use it two more times. After that, it loses a bit of flavor or becomes too salty.
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