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What is a "fresh ham"

edited 2:03PM in EggHead Forum
For me a ham is all or part of the hind leg of pork. If it is fresh it means that it is not cured and not cooked. I have seen some posts about fresh hams and I read a recioe that seemed to say that this they were talking about a cured ham....?[p]Thanks ahead of time for the clarification.


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    BobS,[p] Fresh Hams are the meat that is used to make a ham minus the curing process. Usually sold bone-in. Sometimes they are referred to as Fresh Picnics. Least that was the way it was as I was being raised.
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,961
    Got a fresh ham a couple of years ago. Brined the fat little fells for about 3 days then cooked it (with lots of smoke) at about 300º for sevral hours. Was more like a really great roast. Next time I do one I'll treat it eggzakly like a roast. Wonderful flavor not overpowered by the smoke and the family loved it!

  • CJCJ Posts: 50
    I have read that if the 'Fresh' ham is not cured, it won't taste like Ham, but rather Pulled Por, or Roast.

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