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Country Ham

Prep time 1 hr
Cook time 4 hrs
Soak time 24 hrs
Yield Makes 35 to 40 servings
Tucked into tender biscuits, this ham recipe makes the perfect appetizer or brunch offering.


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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.