Tuesday, January 18, 2022

North Carolina Country Ham in Coca-Cola (1987)

Must prepare 1 day ahead of serving. 

  • Country ham, any size
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Enough Coca Cola to make a paste
  • Whole cloves
  • 2 tbspns hot mustard
Soak ham in water overnight. Scrub WELL with stiff brush. Place ham in roaster and add 5 cups of boiling water. Place in cold oven, turn on oven to 500 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn oven off. Leave ham in oven for 3 hours; do not open oven door. Then turn oven on again to 500 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn off. Leave ham in oven overnight and do not disturb.

Next day, cut off fat except for 1 inch. Make paste with brown sugar, mustard, and Coca Cola. Score ham and cover with paste. Place cloves in each diamond from scoring. 

Bake at 350 degrees until brown which should be about 25 to 30 minutes. 

More "Lost" Ham Recipes
Classic Ham Bone Soup with Vegetables, Cream (1948)
Fried Ham and Ham Gravy (1967)

(Origin - "Southern Elegance - A Collection of the Best of Carolina Cuisine" by the Junior League of Gaston County, North Carolina. 1987. This recipe was by Sandy Rankin.)

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