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Apr 23, 2005 03:27 PM

Fresh Ham, Skin On

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

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

      1. 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.