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Traditional Crumb Crust Baked Ham

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  Bone in ham/Butt end 1 , uncooked (Whole)
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Medium fine dry bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

You may have to order this uncooked ham or search it out.
Most supermarkets stock only precooked or partially cooked hams.
Soak ham in cold water to cover (optional, as most hams are not as salty today as home-salted and cured ones used to be).
Place ham on a rack in a large saucepan or preserving kettle.
Cover with cold water.
Bring to the boil.
Remove scum.
Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
Remove from saucepan, place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
Bake at 325 degrees 20-30 minutes per pound or according to time suggested on label.
Include the simmering time as part of the whole cooking time.
Ham is cooked when a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.
One hour before the end of the cooking time, remove the skin (it will have split by now) and trim the fat neatly.
Sprinkle the ham with brandy.
Combine the crumbs, mustard, and sugar and press onto the fat.
Continue baking.
This old-fashioned coating will form a delicious crust on the ham.
Ham prepared this way is equally good hot or cold.
Serve with Cumberland sauce or spiced red currant jelly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
170 Minutes
Ready In: 
195 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 339 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.2%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 49.1 mg16.4%

Sodium 857.2 mg35.7%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.3%

Sugars 11.7 g

Protein 22 g44.9%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 9.1% Iron 16.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Crumb Crust Baked Ham Recipe