Country Ham

Country Ham Recipe
Tucked into tender biscuits, this ham recipe makes the perfect appetizer or brunch offering.


Makes 35 to 40 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Hours
Cook: 4 Hours
Soak: 24 Hours


1 (12- to 14-pound) uncooked country ham
2 quarts cider vinegar
1 tablespoon whole cloves
Hot biscuits


Place ham in a large container. Add water to cover, and soak 24 hours. Drain. Scrub ham 3 to 4 times in cold water with a stiff brush, and rinse well.

Place ham, fat side up, in a large roasting pan. Pour vinegar over ham; sprinkle with cloves. Cover with lid or aluminum foil.

Bake at 325° for 4 hours or until meat thermometer registers 140°. Remove from oven, and cool slightly. Slice ham, and serve with hot biscuits.

November 2000
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