Cold Ham for Sandwiches and Salads

Discussion in 'Pork' started by eyendall, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. eyendall

    eyendall Newbie

    I have just finished wet-curing a 16.5lb fresh ham which is now covered with water and resting in the fridge for 24 hrs to remove excess salt.

    I need some help for the next step/s. What I want to end-up with is a finished ham to be eaten cold. The model I am trying for is what I remember form my English childhood: A large bone-in ham with pink flesh and white fat covered with yellowish breadcrumbs.

    Most of my research here and elsewhere on the net talks about cooking it in oven and putting on pineapple and glazes for serving hot. I do not want that hot dinner ham look and taste.

    Do I boil it, smoke it, or both? How long for either and at what temperatures? One site I read, but didn't save, talked about smoking then boiling the ham (or perhaps the reverse). Can anyone help me out here? Any British people on this forum?

    Many thanks.
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd smoke it and not boil it. You need to take pork to a minimum internal temp of 145f. With that said I like to take my hams to an internal temp of 150f. Apple and or peach and pecan are good choices for ham. I'd probably run the smoker at 225f-250f.
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    put it in the fridge over night after smoking and then run it through the slicer (if available). .. If not ,an electric knife would be 2nd choice... a good sharp knife being the 3rd choice... slice to your preferred thickness for sammiches ... leave some to chunk up for salads.... YUMMM YUMMMMM
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That will make for some great Sammies and a fine pot of Beans with the Bone... [​IMG]
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    as said I would smoke it then slice it. Cool it first before you try to slice.

    Happy smoken.


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