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Need A full Bone In Country Ham for Christmas Dinner

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Ray Miller

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I am looking to order a sugar cured or salt cured Country Ham. One that has hung for at least 5 or 6 months after being cured.

In the past we have gotten them for the TOOT, TOOT Restrauant in Bethany, Mo.

Or from Burgers Smokehouse at California, Mo. The family has been buying there since 1952. (Uncle and Aunt had a farm there and Aunt was from there).

But this time I am looking for something a bit different. Any good places you know out there.

I really want this to be a great christmas dinner for our guest. Something you really can get just anywhere.

Please stay away from an Armour Canned Ham. That has already been suggested by some of the hands at the ranch.
 

Tom Woolford

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Believe it or not, Wally World (Food Center) carries dry cured hams. They usually have them hanging up by the meat department.

Now, if you want a really good Ham for Easter, PM me and I'll send you the recipe to cure your own. Takes about 6 weeks of curing and about 2 days of smoking, but after having your own cured ham, you will never want to go back to one of those sloppy, injected, chemical laden masses of flesh you get at the store.
 
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Smithfield Ham

Used to live in Suffolk, VA. Hands down winner of the best ham you will ever eat is Smithfield Ham. For some ham history visit:

http://www.smithfieldfoods.com/Consumer/Timeline/

To order one go to:

http://www.smithfieldhams.com/category/3

Not cheap. Best ham you will ever eat.

From the Smithfield Timeline link above:

1902 P.D. Gwaltney, Jr., had kept a ham cured for 20 years. Gwaltney had the ham insured for $1,000 against fire or theft. Gwaltney's famous ham can be viewed in the Isle of Wight Museum celebrating its "100th Birthday" in 2002. It was advertised as the "World's Oldest Smithfield Ham." As I recall, in the 1940's someone cut a slice off that ham and ate it. It was still good.

Gotta say it again, Smithfield hams are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Vegan702

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Is any ham better then a Honey Baked Ham?
 
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Honey Baked Ham= Cheese Whiz

For a truly delicious ham, get a Smithfield Ham. If you can't get one in Nevada, order one online. If you have never dealt with a salt cured country ham be sure to read up on prep and cooking.
 

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Lol,I am not much of a ham person as it is. What about a Black Forest Ham?
 
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Lol,I am not much of a ham person as it is. What about a Black Forest Ham?

Black Forest Ham........made by friggin Nazi's. If I want ham made by the Waffen SS, I'll fly to Deutschland.

I'm tellin ya pal, it's gotta be SMITHFIELD HAM!!!!!!! Made with love, even the pigs are proud to die to be a Smithfield Ham.......proud pigs=great ham.
 

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I heard a radio segment and they said Smithfield is the one!
 

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Smithfields are kind of overhyped. They're too salty even after a couple of days of pain in the neck prep'ing. And they're about $100 bucks by the time you get them unless you live in Virginia. They're also a bit on the dry and flaky side and a little too "pink." Must be all the peanuts they feed 'em. Besides, who wants to eat a piece of meat that's been dead longer than your dog's been alive.


Ray... by the time you've driven them around the farm, over the river and through the woods in the sleigh, sloshed them with alchol and poured them into your dining room do you really think they'll be paying attention to "ham nuances?"
 

Ron D. in NWA

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Look at Petit Jean Meats from Morrilton Arkansas. Here is their address.
http://www.petitjeanmeats.com/
I think they will send it straight to your door. Their speciality is the smoked hams and they have a good peppered ham also if you like a little more spice.
 
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