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Roast Fresh Ham With Savory Stuffing

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  Ham 8 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground sage 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Seasoned pepper To Taste
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Have the butcher remove the aitchbone and leg bone from the ham, leaving the shank bone in.
Melt butter; add onion and celery, and cook slowly for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 tea spoon pepper, the paprika, and garlic salt.
Add the water and bring to boil.
Stir in crumbs and parsley.
Fill pocket in ham left by removing the leg bone.
It is possible to remove the bone without cutting the meat, but if the meat is cut, tie together securely with cord.
Score fat, leaving skin on shank.
Put meat, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a little sage.
Do not cover, do not add water, and do not baste.
Insert the point of a meat thermometer into center of thickest part of meat, not touching bone, fat, or stuffing.
Roast in preheated slow oven (325°F.) for about 4 1/2 hours, or until meat thermometer registers 185° F.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
270 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
290 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 868 Calories from Fat 262

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.9%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.4%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 433.5 mg144.5%

Sodium 561.8 mg23.4%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.9%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4.1%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 134 g268.9%

Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 6.8%

Calcium 15.5% Iron 27.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Fresh Ham With Savory Stuffing Recipe