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Wild Hog

Just got a wild hog ham given to me... Any suggestions on how to cook it?
Auburn, AL

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  • I used to cook them all the time in my pre-EGG days.  It depends on how fat it is.  If it is really fat then I would cook it low and slow like a butt.  If it is lean I would be tempted to put in a pan with some kind of sauce bath.   You would be braising it on the egg low and slow.  another strategy would be to put it in a pan, cover it with thick bacon and keep  basting it throughout the cook.  If it is a really big old boar then the best way is to cook it on a large cypress plank. When it reaches the desired temp just toss out the pork and eat the plank!
  • solasola Posts: 118
    Cooked a whole piglet in October. Injected it with apple juice/brown sugar solution. I found it to be drying out a little so I put it in a turkey pan about halfway though. Long story short, I ended up with the top half painted with Sweet Baby Rays & the bottom half was in the pan with a little of the marinade. Both sides were different but fantastic. Good luck & enjoy.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,583
    Try brining it first. It will certainly infuse more moisture into the meat, which I would suppose is quite dense and lean. And, according to an elderly lady's instructions, it will reduce the "gamey" quality of game meats.
  • Is it a cured ham or raw meat?
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,983
    Cook up a little of the fat.  If it tastes horrible, trim all the fat off and make something really strong and spicy - like boar chorizo.  If it's not bad, boar sausage.

    http://honest-food.net/wild-game/wild-boar-recipes/wild-boar-charcuterie/wild-boar-mexican-chorizo/
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  • Did somebody say Wild Hogs?

     

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  • brownbwbrownbw Posts: 111
    edited December 2012
    Have it brining in the fridge... Probably smoke it in a day or two. Thanks for the suggestions!
    Auburn, AL
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390

    Did somebody say Wild Hogs?

     

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  • I tried one last year using the curing process on naked whiz site..I didn't care for it too much. Guess I've been domesticated.... http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1136866/wild-ham#latest
  • I cook and kill them all the time. Love it.
    Boom
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