HAM

PICKING OUT THE PERFECT HAM

You are currently at the supermarket and you’re wondering to yourself, “Man there are so many options of ham to choose from.” That’s why I’m here to help you choose the perfect ham so you don’t have to go through that hassle again. Whether you’re planning an Easter feast, Christmas dinner, or a big Sunday family meal, few main courses make an occasion feel as special as ham does.” There are different factors that go into picking the perfect ham bone. You might be wondering to yourself “Dude, do you really know how to choose a PERFECT ham?” The answer is not really, because everyone has different preferences and I’m just here to give you variables that will help you select your ham. YES, even vegans can read this article as well. 

The first variable is if you want the bone in or out. Preferably the best type is bone-in because it will be easier to slice and have larger amounts of ham instead of just a couple small slices. There are two types of bone-in ham; one is the leg portion of the ham where the meat tends to be leaner and it has one long bone, which makes carving easier. The second type of bone is the butt-end where there’s more tender, fattier meat, lending a richer flavor. However, it does have a T-shaped bone inside that can be tricky to carve around.” If I were to have a preference I would go with the Butt end of the ham for more flavor.

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The second one is a little nit picky, but the shape of the slices. I recently tried a ham that had rectangular slices and from an appearance look you would probably not want to eat it. Try to get slices of ham that are in a circular shape because that looks more appealing than others. 

Finally, you have a choice as to whether to get lunch meat or if this is for a nice dinner. When you are trying to choose lunch meat, try and find a brand that is not too pricey and also has good reviews for their ham. If you want someone’s opinion on different types of lunch meat ham look back at Camden’s lunch meat ham review. When trying to figure out what type of ham to go with for dinners I prefer a sweeter ham so try a honey baked ham like the ones from Christmas With The Kranks. Those are three variables that could go into finding the perfect ham. Hopefully this helps you a little bit.

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