Ham Eye

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokin218r, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Hi all, I smoked some ham eye at work today for lunch. In searching ham eye on here I only found the one thread, so I figured I would post what I do with them.

    First off I find them tasty and quite tender. I treat them like a pork loin. My wife found these at the local market about a year ago. I first cooked them on a charcoal grill with cherry chunks surrounding the coals. I seared all sides and pulled them at med. Turned out pretty good. Back then they were around $2.99 a lb. and then we couldn't find any for a while. We just found them again and bought 5 packs of them for $3.99 a lb. Not bad.

    To the smoke: I rubbed down the eyes and let them chill while the smoker warmed up. At work here we have a Bradley electric smoker with the wood pucks which I had not used before today. I found it a bit tricky to get the temp steady, and very slow to recover. I think it will be easier to use with some more practice. I ran them around 180* for the first hour or so, then bumped up to 225* for another hour. I pulled these beauties when IT was 160*. My only downfall was not letting them rest long enough (as you can see in the pics) my co-workers would not quit hassling me to eat. Turned out really good though. Lots of juice and tender. Everyone here loved it. I appreciate any and all feedback. What do you do with "eyes" ??


    Now the QView,

    Sorry about the pic quality, my phone sucks.

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  2. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good to me!!!!!
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    S218r, they look outstanding !!!!
  4. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Crazy!

    Thanks Phil!

    They were very good.

    My wife actually prefers these to tenderloin now.

    If you can get them in your area, give em a shot.
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great cut but unfortunately I have never seen it in my neck of the woods.
  6. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Hi all, I just did another round of ham eyes again last night. I didn't figure I needed to start a new thread, I would just add to this one.

    Turned out great again. These things are easy and good. Smoked at 200 for 2 hrs. Pull at 160it.

    I did this round at home on my gas. (In the shed due to very high wind)

    Thanks for checking it out.

  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are fresh pork leg eye of the rounds.  Very nice product, but they are actually labelled incorrectly - they are not "ham" eyes, inferring that they are a cured and smoked product, but fresh pork leg eye of the rounds.  If they had been cured and smoked, then they would be ham eyes. However, regardless, they look beautifully done and delicious!  Thank you for posting!
  8. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Never seen them around here, but they sure look good! Wait a minute...You smoked them at work???? I've GOT to get a job like that! Great post-thanks, David.
  9. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for clarifying Pops. I have wondered why they were labeled "ham eye"...  We don't see them very often but usually pick up a bunch when available.
    Thanks David! I have a pretty cool job where if I feed them, I get to play.
  10. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Hi all, wanted to update on this.

    Anyone in MN near a Coborns grocery store can order these in.

    We ordered some on Monday, and we were able to pick them up on Wednesday.

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