Monday, December 13, 2010

The Best Ham Recipe in the World

I've posted this before but since many of you will be making hams for the holidays, I thought it was worth showing it again. If you need to feed the masses on a budget look no further, this is the recipe for you. Buy the cheapest bone-in ham you can find and trim the outer rind away.

Click for a closer look so you can see how I scored the ham. Place the ham in a roasting pan. You might want to use a disposable one since the sauce gets very sticky. Place the ham in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours.

After 2 hours remove the ham from the oven. Increase the heat to 350 degrees. Push a whole clove into the middle of each diamond.

Mix 2 cups of orange marmalade with 2 cups of dijon mustard.

Add 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Stir until you have a smooth sauce. Pour this sauce over the ham and return to the 350 degree oven for another 1 1/2 hours. Baste the ham with the sauce throughout this last cooking time.

Remove the ham and slice it very thin.

This is simply the most perfect ham. Don't be turned off by the orange marmalade either. It blends with the mustard and sugar and creates a tangy caramelized sauce that compliments the ham.

Serve the ham on a large platter drizzled with the remaining sauce. People just can't stop eating it. There is rarely much left over.

If you have lots of leftover sauce, put it in a pitcher to serve alongside the ham. But make sure to cover the ham on the platter with lots of sauce too.

I always serve it with my potato rolls. The recipe for them can be found on my sidebar.

Quite a lot of food for about 10.00! People will be eternally indebted to you for serving them this ham!

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