Arkansas Leg Of Pork

Oxmoor House
20 to 25 servings


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1 (15-pound) fresh ham
2 cloves garlic
1 dried red pepper, seeded
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs


Place ham, garlic, red pepper, vinegar, and water to cover in a large stock pot or kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 hours or until ham is tender. Remove stock pot from heat; set aside. Allow ham to cool completely in cooking liquid in stock pot.

Drain ham well; remove fat. Discard cooking liquid and fat. Place ham in a large roasting pan. Rub surface of ham with pepper; brush with mustard. Sprinkle bread crumbs over ham. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until browned. Cut into thin slices; serve hot or cold.

Created date

February 2010