Sunday, April 19, 2009

"Down Home" Baked Ham

OK, girls (and guys)! It doesn't get much easier than this!  This is the way that my Mother always baked hams when I was growing up and I have continued the tradition in my family. You only need 1 ingredient, the ham - so you can't really go wrong with this one!

1 shank or butt portion ham 
1 brown paper sack

Remove all plastic wrapping material from ham and rinse off the ham. Pat dry with paper towels and place inside brown paper grocery sack.

Fold up the end of bag tightly and place in the bottom of a baking dish or roasting pan.

Bake at 325 degrees according to recommendations below.

Ham (cook before eating)
Shank or Butt portion  35-40 mins per pound 
Meat thermometer reading 160 degrees

Ham (Fully Cooked)
Shank or Butt portion 18-24 mins per pound 
Meat thermometer reading 140 degrees

Remove from oven.

Tear paper sack away from ham and discard.  (There is nothing like the smell of a fresh baked ham.)

Slice and ENJOY!!

P.S.     There's just one requirement if you make this ham, you HAVE to serve these with them!


Anonymous said...

Yum yum! I bet your kitchen smells delicious. I'm making your sausage soup tonight and I can't wait to taste it. Hope that you had a great weekend. See you tomorrow!

andrea said...

i have never heard of that! I look forward to trying that! and yes, the smell is delightful!
btw...i made your banana bread twice this week. my kids just love it! "can we have Mimi's bread, mommy?" how can I say no!!!

Heather said...


Gretchen and Jimmy said...

YEAH for a new recipe!!

Donna-FFW said...

I have never heard of this method.. I will have to try it. Sounds interesting and the ham looks so moist.

Cathy said...

Nothing better than a baked ham! Never seen it done that way but will definitely try it...sounds wonderful!