country ham country ham country ham country ham country ham

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

I think this is my favorite mega-salty food and one of the few hams worth eating.

Oh country ham, please come over. I will write "can I eat you?" on your rind as though it were a cast, and then I will eat you. I miss you country ham.

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Abbott, step away from the ham. It can't hear you.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

THAT IS WHY I WILL WRITE ON IT

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:33 (fourteen years ago) link

toooooo salty

jhøshea, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:34 (fourteen years ago) link

BUT WHAT ABOUT IN A GRAVY, OR AS A GRAVY? GRAVIFIED SOMEHOW.

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Why are all the foods I crave so far away from me? And when I move from here, how many threads will I start like "GODDAMMIT WANT RELLENOS PLZ"

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:40 (fourteen years ago) link

ho country for old ham

elmo argonaut, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Are you suggesting I am a whore for loving ham preserved using somewhat outdated methods, albeit methods that give it the yum?

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:52 (fourteen years ago) link

i would try it in a gravy def - and i would really like it overall if not for the too salty aspect - cause i luv a funky ham any day

jhøshea, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:53 (fourteen years ago) link

o no! it was a typo, i swear! with one hand on my heart and one hand on a country ham, i meant 'no,' not 'ho'!

elmo argonaut, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Give me that country ham!

I reckoned it was a typo. :)

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Ham doesn't belong in gravy, but on the side with biscuits and gravy. (Gravy made from bacon drippings plz.)

Rock Hardy, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

It always has great PACKAGING:

http://www.eintown.com/images/ham_thomas.jpg

http://www.momnpops.net/images/ham_table3.jpg

Look at all that Mom 'N' Pops ham!

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

OMG potato biscuit sandwiches with country ham!

http://www.encore-a-catering-service.com/swhambisc.jpg

Abbott, Monday, 12 November 2007 20:00 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...

MY YEARNING FOR THIS HAMS HAS NEVER ABATED.

Abbott, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:59 (fourteen years ago) link

The ham cannot fathom my appreciation for it.

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Ham Gravy was Olive Oyl's fiance before she met Popeye the Sailor. This is the kind of knowledge that guarantees I will never be fully integrated into society.

Oilyrags, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:02 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.joshreads.com/images/07/06/i070627popeye.jpg

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Wimpy:hamburgers::me:country ham

but:

Jughead:hamburgers::me:hamburgers

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:04 (fourteen years ago) link

what is this country ham?

phil-two, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

re mega salty foods -

BRIDE report to new poll thread

deeznuts, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:09 (fourteen years ago) link

like regular ham, but with pedal steel guitar

Oilyrags, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Jump to: navigation, search

Country ham is a variety of cured ham from the United States, associated with the Southern United States. It is typically very salty in taste.

Country hams are salt- and nitrate-cured for about a month and may be hardwood (usually hickory and red oak) smoked, then aged for several months to a year. Smoking is not legally mandated for making country ham. Some types of country ham (such as the "salt-and-pepper ham" of North Carolina) are not smoked. The smoking process turns the meat a much redder color than other hams. They are usually sold in stores unrefrigerated as whole bone-in hams packaged in rough cotton bags, with identifying markings printed on the bags. Country ham is also sold in ready-to-cook pre-soaked, pre-sliced packages, usually vacuum-packed plastic sheets.

Whole country hams must be scrubbed and soaked for many hours prior to consumption in order to remove the salt cure and mold, otherwise they will be much too salty to eat. Even when soaked properly, they are still quite salty. There are several methods of cooking a country ham. They include slicing and pan-frying, baking whole, and simmering for several hours (in several changes of water), followed by baking whole.

Red-eye gravy is closely associated with country ham, and is made by adding water or coffee to country ham pan drippings and cooking it down for a short time.

Country ham can be compared to prosciutto, but prosciutto is not smoked, and is generally moister than a country ham. It is also usually sliced much thinner instead of the thicker traditional country ham "steaks". Even country ham sliced to be used in a biscuit sandwich is cut thicker than prosciutto traditionally is.

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:10 (fourteen years ago) link

oh. where to get.

phil-two, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

bob evans?

phil-two, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Pretty much just on the online, I think, unless yr down south.

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

no, bob evans is actually the correct answer

deeznuts, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

You don't have to keep it in the fridge!

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:15 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.countryhams.com/images/Poster%20Picture-1.jpg

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 00:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Prosciutto is the only hamital item I can bear to consume.

I wonder if country ham is anything like gammon?

Trayce, Thursday, 12 June 2008 01:07 (fourteen years ago) link

If it's too salty, you cooked it too long!

Eppy, Thursday, 12 June 2008 02:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Also, country ham is sorta like prosciutto!

Eppy, Thursday, 12 June 2008 02:10 (fourteen years ago) link

phil, egg in wmsburg and momofuku ssam both serve it. soooooooooo delicious.

lauren, Thursday, 12 June 2008 02:26 (fourteen years ago) link

For things like this, trust in Alton Brown (his city ham recipe rulz).

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_15539,00.html


1 country (dry cured) ham
1 liter Dr. Pepper
1 cup sweet pickle juice, optional

dan m, Thursday, 12 June 2008 02:31 (fourteen years ago) link

if i remember correctly from i love cooking, jaq dry-cured her own ham.

lauren, Thursday, 12 June 2008 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

A woman among gods!

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 03:06 (fourteen years ago) link

What can't Jaq do?

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 03:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Besides not be awesome.

Abbott, Thursday, 12 June 2008 03:06 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

The funny thing about this is, the first and last time I had country ham, I was five years old. Could eating it again have the same danger and disappointment as renting Unico?

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 02:07 (twelve years ago) link

Exzcept I liked Unico the second go-round, too.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 02:08 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

yo ive been surviving on just ham for abt 40 wks

electroretard (jdchurchill), Monday, 23 May 2011 06:48 (eleven years ago) link

and water

electroretard (jdchurchill), Monday, 23 May 2011 06:48 (eleven years ago) link

dude

fischerspooner (jdchurchill), Monday, 23 May 2011 06:50 (eleven years ago) link

For things like this, trust in Alton Brown (his city ham recipe rulz).

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_15539,00.html

1 country (dry cured) ham
1 liter Dr. Pepper
1 cup sweet pickle juice, optional

― dan m, Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:31 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark

just wondering if i could substitute irn bru here

The funny thing about this is, the first and last time I had country ham, I was five years old.

Hahah I kind of <3 this reveal after several years of HAM HAM I MISS HAM revives :D

The man who mistook his life for a FAP (Trayce), Monday, 23 May 2011 09:57 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

ham is probably my second or third favorite sandwich meat of all the sandwich meats

del griffith, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 20:26 (nine years ago) link

what's gotta happen to move ham up a notch?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 21:44 (nine years ago) link

ham is pretty sick.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 22:40 (nine years ago) link

"Phil" Nunez, the conditions to satisfy such a change in rank include either the phasing-out of roasting as a cooking technique or the complete eradication of beef animals from the Earth

del griffith, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 00:18 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/dining/kentucky-country-ham-freddie-bryant-family.html

a ham tradition

j., Tuesday, 20 December 2016 18:52 (five years ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.