Store bought Country ham

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  1. pondbuster

    pondbuster 6 pointer

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    Past years we killed and salt cured our hams.

    I stopped at the grocery the other day and they had country hams for 1.99 a pound.

    Does anyone do anything different to store bought hams? I saw where a guy would lay his in a plastic tub of sugar then hang it for June sweat? Or just hang it hock down and forget about it until Christmas? Your thoughts?
     
  2. baknblack

    baknblack 10 pointer

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    My only thought is that I've tried every store bought ham I can find and, have never found one as good as the ones made at home. Has to be the way it's aged.
     
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  3. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    If you're talking about a fully cured whole country ham, the freezer is the best place to put it until you're ready to prepare it.
     
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I've always bought Clifty Farms, and just sliced them and ate them. Used to by Ballance hams until they went out of business several years back.
     
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  6. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

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    Gotta agree that the home (or in our case, 4-H) cured hams are better than anything in the stores. Man, I miss when my kids were home & did the 4-H ham thing every year. We'd end up with 4 hams a year... Yum!!!!!!!

    ANYWAY, whether 4-H or store, we slice 'em up, vacuum seal meal-sized servings & toss 'em in the freezer until we're ready to eat.
     

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