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Fresh Ham, Skin On

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esther Apr 23, 2005 03:27 PM

I got ahold of a 3lb fresh ham boneless roast and am going to cook it up Cuban style (lechon asado). It has a nice slab of skin still attached to it. How can I cook it so it comes out nice and crispy?

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    Candy Apr 23, 2005 05:05 PM

    You can remove the skin in one piece and roast that seperately until it has rendered and is crisp.

    1. r
      Rob64 Apr 23, 2005 07:59 PM

      You can add bacon cut in tiny strips to recipe below. Makes it healthier...

      1. r
        rudeboy Apr 24, 2005 10:12 AM

        You can score it into diamond shapes - cut through the skin and the fat almost to the meat. The fat will render and leave you with crisp cracklings.

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