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Poached Ham

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  Smoked ham 18 Pound, soaked in cold water overnight

According to the size of the ham, it will need seven to eight hours of slow cooking in unsalted water to cover, without letting the water boil.
Keep the temperature about 180° F. [85° C.].
In general, the cooking time is 20 to 25 minutes to the pound [1/2 kg.].
The ham is cooked when the small shank bone can be removed easily.
These hams may be cooked with hay or with lime flowers, by adding a handful of one or the other to the poaching liquid.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Better Buy
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
480 Minutes
Ready In: 
500 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 963 Calories from Fat 295

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.2%

Saturated Fat 9.8 g49%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 522.5 mg174.2%

Sodium 7422.6 mg309.3%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.4%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 9.8 g

Protein 133 g266.2%

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 5.7% Iron 45.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Poached Ham Recipe