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Juleskinke

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Ingredients
  Ham 10 Pound
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Light beer 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Dark beer 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Coarse salt 1 1⁄2 Pound
Directions

Rub fresh ham with a mixture of 1 tablespoon sugar, the fine salt, and 1 tablespoon saltpeter.
Let stand for 24 hours.
Combine 1 cup sugar, remaining saltpeter, beer, and coarse salt.
Bring to boil and pour mixture over ham in a crock or enamelware kettle.
Let stand, covered, in a cold place for 3 weeks.
Make sure brine covers ham entirely.
If necessary, make additional brine.
Turn meat in brine every day.
Reserve brine Hang ham to dry in an airy place.
Smoke.
When ready, simmer for 4 hours in boiling unsalted water.
Cool in reserved brine.
Remove rind with sharp knife.
Serve ham hot or cold with fresh vegetables.
Leave ham in brine to keep juicy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
45

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