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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default ? about spiral sliced hams

    Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen
    people)

    I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.

    I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?


    -Bob

  2. #2
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    On 5/24/2012 2:53 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    > $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    > if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    > ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen
    > people)
    >
    > I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >
    > I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?



    The only way I use a spiral sliced hams is to get it home, take all the
    meat off the bone and put it in tupperware containers. You can freeze
    some without problem. We use the meat exactly as you are talking
    about... frying slices for breakfast or as an ingredient in a casserole,
    etc. Sometimes we will heat it and serve with gravy. Use the bone and
    scraps for making beans.

    As a centerpiece for a ham dinner... I'd rather have a regular ham and
    carve it.

    George L

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    On Thu, 24 May 2012 14:53:43 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:

    > Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    > $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    > if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    > ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen
    > people)
    >
    > I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >
    > I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?
    >
    > -Bob


    Why cook it? It's already at least partially cooked (possibly even
    fully cooked), so why bother cooking the whole ham just to have it dry
    out if you're just going to be frying slices from it?

    Just slice it and fry it!

    -sw

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 24 May 2012 14:53:43 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    >> $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    >> if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    >> ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen
    >> people)
    >>
    >> I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >>
    >> I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?
    >>
    >> -Bob
    >>

    >
    > Why cook it? It's already at least partially cooked (possibly even
    > fully cooked), so why bother cooking the whole ham just to have it dry
    > out if you're just going to be frying slices from it?
    >
    > Just slice it and fry it!
    >
    > -sw
    >



    That's the idea. Unwrap the cold ham and break it down. Keep the bone
    and the scraps for myself, set aside a couple of pounds to fry for the
    breakfast, and wrap the rest in a couple of packages in freezer paper
    for the next big breakfast (couple of months away.)

    -Bob

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    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    am eating one now, the slices aren't thick enough to be steaks but would go
    nicely two or so slices per son, Lee
    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are $1.69
    > I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking if I make
    > one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little ham steaks
    > that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen people)
    >
    > I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >
    > I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?
    >
    >
    > -Bob




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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    On Thu, 24 May 2012 15:26:23 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Thu, 24 May 2012 14:53:43 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    >>> $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    >>> if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    >>> ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen
    >>> people)
    >>>
    >>> I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >>>
    >>> I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?
    >>>
    >>> -Bob
    >>>

    >>
    >> Why cook it? It's already at least partially cooked (possibly even
    >> fully cooked), so why bother cooking the whole ham just to have it dry
    >> out if you're just going to be frying slices from it?
    >>
    >> Just slice it and fry it!
    >>

    >
    > That's the idea. Unwrap the cold ham and break it down. Keep the bone
    > and the scraps for myself, set aside a couple of pounds to fry for the
    > breakfast, and wrap the rest in a couple of packages in freezer paper
    > for the next big breakfast (couple of months away.)


    OK, the way I read it I thought you were going to cook it whole first.

    Yes, one cut just at the edge of the biggest butt muscle seam, you can
    lift off whole slices fairly easily (I would make 2 cuts, probably -
    for the first 2" of ham on the butt).

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    On Thu, 24 May 2012 14:53:43 -0500, zxcvbob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    >$1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15.

    ....

    Schnucks in St Louis has their boneless Kretchmar hams on sale for
    $1.69.lb!!! And they slice them freee of charge.

    I rode my bicycle down last evening to pick up a few things and ended
    up buying one even though I'd got 1/2 of one still packaged up in my
    freezer! Can't beat the $1.69/lb price.

    John Kuthe...

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    David Harmon Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    On Thu, 24 May 2012 14:53:43 -0500 in rec.food.cooking, zxcvbob
    <[email protected]> wrote,
    >Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    >$1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    >if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    >ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast?


    You will have to cut them off the bone as well, and by the time you do
    that you might have smaller pieces than the full round slice. No
    matter, they will fry up for breakfast just fine.



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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    > $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    > if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into
    > little ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding
    > maybe a dozen people)
    >
    > I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >
    > I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?
    >
    >
    > -Bob


    For sammies it is fine, presuming it's a cooked ham. For feeding a crowd,
    spiral cut hams are more likely to dry out in the oven. For me the spirals
    are cut too thin and dry out even if you just fry individual slices. I
    prefer a nice ham steak, or a nice ham with no spiral cut. A few nice big
    ham steaks will serve several people each and if you don't cook all the
    moisture out everyone will be happy. I cook them very hot and fast to
    minimize the accumulation of juice/water in the skillet. Sometimes I have to
    pour off the liquid before flipping. The juices with coffee can be used to
    deglaze the pan to make a nice redeye gravy.

    MartyB



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    Kent Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1egyhlgi3c9qs$.[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 24 May 2012 14:53:43 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >> Aldi has their sliced city hams on sale right now, $5 off. They are
    >> $1.69 I think per pound, and the average price is $15. Before cooking
    >> if I make one cut down to the bone, will the slices come off into little
    >> ham steaks that I can fry for breakfast? (will be feeding maybe a dozen
    >> people)
    >>
    >> I usually buy the ham steaks for about $2.35 a pound.
    >>
    >> I only need a few pounds, will the rest freeze OK for 3 to 6 months?
    >>
    >> -Bob

    >
    > Why cook it? It's already at least partially cooked (possibly even
    > fully cooked), so why bother cooking the whole ham just to have it dry
    > out if you're just going to be frying slices from it?
    >
    > Just slice it and fry it!
    >
    > -sw
    >
    >

    There is no such thing as a partially cooked ham in the US. The ham is
    either cooked, labeled "ready to eat", or it's raw and need to be cooked.










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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: ? about spiral sliced hams

    On Sat, 26 May 2012 00:28:08 -0700, Kent wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:1egyhlgi3c9qs$.[email protected]..
    >
    >> Why cook it? It's already at least partially cooked (possibly even
    >> fully cooked), so why bother cooking the whole ham just to have it dry
    >> out if you're just going to be frying slices from it?
    >>
    >> Just slice it and fry it!
    >>

    > There is no such thing as a partially cooked ham in the US. The ham is
    > either cooked, labeled "ready to eat", or it's raw and need to be cooked.


    There are USDA definitions and and then there is Reality. Of course
    actual "reality" is never in your frame of mind.

    Almost all those mass-produced smoked hams you see in the grocery
    store labeled "Ready to Cook" have been heated to about 140F to
    sterilize them before packaging. And if you have ever tasted a "ready
    to cook ham" right out of package, it would be obvious to even the
    most simple-minded moron such as yourself that it's not "raw" and has
    been at least partially cooked.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-part...cooked-ham.htm

    -sw

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