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Sykes Inn Smithfield Ham

Yield 30 servings


  • 1 (15-pound) country ham

How to Make It

  1. Place ham in a very large container; cover with cold water. Soak h am overnight. Pour off water, and scrub ham thoroughly with a stiff brush . Rinse.

  2. Place ham and water to cover in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil ; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

  3. Remove ham, and set aside to cool. Discard skin from ham. Place ham, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Score fat in a diamond pattern. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Cover; chill in refrigerator overnight. Cut into thin slices to serve.

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