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COOKED MY HAM

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OK spent the whole day cooking, will then freeze it so far less to do on Xmas day. Decided to do my ham, soaked overnight. Followed the usual 20 mins per kilo. Got it out of pan and totally fell ap… Read More
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
OK spent the whole day cooking, will then freeze it so far less to do on Xmas day. Decided to do my ham, soaked overnight. Followed the usual 20 mins per kilo. Got it out of pan and totally fell apart......not happy.

Have cut it into sections, froze separate chunks. Not the ham I wanted to have to cut when required, from now to Xmas

Where did I go wrong???
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I admire your hambition :thumbsup:
banned#2
Where did I go wrong???

You are not Delia Smith or Nigella Lawson?
#3
never heard of soaking it overnight...:?
#4
Maybe it was hambushed :thumbsup:
#5
get a probe and cook it till it reaches required temp
best is to cook it for half hour in water then honey roast it
#6
you sure it wasn't already pre soaked?

also how did you cook it?
#7
jasonrat
get a probe and cook it till it reaches required temp
best is to cook it for half hour in water then honey roast it


hmmmmm :-D
banned#8
Sounds a hamfull. Soaking it overnight doesnt sound right really, maybe do something that you can hamdle, like a turkey ?
#9
you cooked it! thats where you went wrong.. obviously meat that been cooked ALL DAY will so tender it wil fall apart when you take it out
#10
ryman1000
Sounds a hamfull. Soaking it overnight doesnt sound right really, maybe do something that you can hamdle, like a turkey ?


no its a true process to soak a ham, most hams these days are pre-soaked though.
#11
jasonrat
get a probe and cook it till it reaches required temp
best is to cook it for half hour in water then honey roast it


thats the way I cook my ham:thumbsup:
#12
bossyboots
thats the way I cook my ham:thumbsup:




Mmmmmm! (licks lips) :-D
suspended#13
OMG gammo /ham is my fave meat.. my mum done it when we was visiting with honey , it was lovely i couldnt stop eating it x
#14
It was 4kg. Said soak overnight if don't want it too salty.

Simmered for the time stated, was going to finish off in oven with honey as usual but seemed totally overcooked and as I said, fell apart, so no chance for the oven.

BTW have never used a meat probe......and my whole point is, overcooked...fell apart.

Will be great at easter but I like to have a side of ham to cut, no chance with this!!
#15
My guess is that it wasn't boned correctly ?? Was it a Tesco special ??
#16
hottoshop;7287155
My guess is that it wasn't boned correctly ?? Was it a Tesco special ??


Yes bought in Tesco......what do you mean special....finest / value range. Neither.

Mulled wine was a sucess though :oops:
#17
iglimpse
Yes bought in Tesco......what do you mean special....finest / value range. Neither.

Mulled wine was a sucess though :oops:


They've been promoting various cuts and sizes of gammon recently at some pretty good prices.

We've bought a couple of the 1.8kg's and cooked one. Like yours ours fell apart and on closer inspection it was obvious it had not been boned correctly.
Goodness knows who or what is doing the boning but one thing for sure, it wasn't a butcher.

If you're not happy with it take it back and get a refund, if you followed instructions correctly it should NOT fall apart.

HTH. :)
#18
hottoshop
They've been promoting various cuts and sizes of gammon recently at some pretty good prices.

We've bought a couple of the 1.8kg's and cooked one. Like yours ours fell apart and on closer inspection it was obvious it had not been boned correctly.
Goodness knows who or what is doing the boning but one thing for sure, it wasn't a butcher.

If you're not happy with it take it back and get a refund, if you followed instructions correctly it should NOT fall apart.

HTH. :)


what he said
obviously not boned properly
prob hacked and put together with string/netting
#19
Yeah as above. I alwayss soak mine for hours, get rid of all the curing stuff they put in
#20
Did you take the netting / plastic off before cooking it?

You should good it with it still attached inorder to hold the joint together, then when you remove teh joint be as careful as possible with it, and let it stand for a decent amount of time before you attempt to remove the bindings and / or carve it.
#21
There was no netting / string.

Have not taken it back. Cut into section and frozen. Will get another one....any suggestions for a better boned ham???
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iglimpse
There was no netting / string.

Have not taken it back. Cut into section and frozen. Will get another one....any suggestions for a better boned ham???


To be honest it depends on what your budget is and how many you are catering for.

If you have a flexible budget then go to a proper butcher / deli and tell them exactly what you want and they should prepare it for you there and then.

If you have less of a budget then the Tesco 1.8kg are a good buy and they are wrapped so providing they are not cooked too violently/quickly they should hold together fine.

After cooking don't attempt to cut it until it has cooled down. Let it stand for at least 20 minutes and more if you can.

HTH. :)
#23
Cheers for that
#24
iglimpse
Cheers for that


You're welcome and I hope Christmas and your meal go well for you, I'm sure they will. :)

There is loads of different things you can do with ham and you would be very unlucky to spoil it. One of the recent things I read and tried is a marmalade glaze and that was lovely. Honey is another.

You can part boil the ham and finish off by baking it if you are doing a glaze etc or you can just bake it.
Really the sky is the limit although I must admit I would never freeze ham and using the leftovers in a curry is a definite no no because of the salt content. (IMO)

Anyway Google is your friend for recipes and I'm off because I've started waffling. :w00t::whistling::-D

Take care. :santa:

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