Make ham the star of your dinner all year long — not just on Easter and Christmas. If you have no idea where to start, don't worry: The GolfHr Test Kitchen has some solid advice on picking out a ham. Here, you'll find out exactly what to look for before scrolling through our absolute favorite ham recipes.
If you're looking for more flavor, opt for a bone-in ham. Spiral-cut hams (which are cut around the bone) make it easy to maintain flavor without having to carve the meat yourself.
One thing to note is that the most common hams found in supermarkets are city hams (meaning they're wet-cured or injected with brine). Country hams come dry, so they need to soak for several days first.
GH TIP: When you find the type of ham you want, choose one with fat around the outer edge — this will keep it from drying out while cooking.
As a general rule of thumb, allow 1/2 to 3/4 pound of bone-in ham per person, and 1/3 to 1/2 pound of boneless ham per person. "You may not be able to find a ham that weighs exactly what you want, but a half ham will usually feed 10 people easily," says GolfHr's Culinary Director Susan Westmoreland.
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This 8-pound, slow-cooked ham gets shipped to your door so you can thaw it and pop it in the oven whenever you're ready to cook.
You can easily order this top-rated ham (84% of reviewers gave it five stars!) on Amazon along with everything else you place in your cart on a regular basis.
Whether it's your first attempt at cooking ham or you just need an easy, no-frills recipe, watch this video to learn how to make the easiest glazed ham.
For this recipe, you'll want to wait to slice the ham until after you finish cooking it.
Hosting a dinner anytime soon? This recipe will have the whole crowd going back for seconds (and thirds).
You already know Instant Pots are time-savers when it comes to holiday feasts and weeknight dinners. But if you never thought of cooking a ham in your pressure cooker, think again: This recipe takes just 20 (!) minutes.
Four ingredients: That's all you need to make this super simple ham on any given night.
Two totally different beverages come together to make one seriously sweet (and tasty!) glaze for your ham.
A spiced honey glaze turns any average ham into one that will wow the whole family, starting with the name of the recipe!
Try using your leftover ham from the night before on this white pizza.
Or, tuck those slices into some warm slider buns with sharp Cheddar cheese, dill pickles, and tomatoes for a party-ready platter.