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Country ham at L.A.'s grocery stores

tjb3p Jan 5, 2007 05:43 PM

Anybody know where I can get sliced country ham in L.A.? There are only two of us, so a whole ham would be a bit much. I live at about fairfax/3rd st., so the closer the better. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. monku RE: tjb3p Jan 5, 2007 10:37 PM

    Don't know if this will do, but yesterday at the Los Feliz Costco in the refrigerated case I noticed they had half country hams wrapped in yellow paper and twine. I didn't pay close attention to the brand but they were about $2.29/lb.

    1. paulj RE: tjb3p Jan 5, 2007 10:38 PM

      I've seen slices of country ham at 99 Ranch (the CA based Asian chain).

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        monku RE: paulj Jan 5, 2007 11:00 PM

        You're right-totally forgot.
        Chinese identify with Smithfield when it comes to country ham so they may say "Smithfield" ham when they mean that salty ham in a recipe. But most of the time that's the brand they carry. They don't use a lot of it but mainly to flavor some dishes.

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          jkao1817 RE: monku Jan 5, 2007 11:02 PM

          We have gotten whole Virgina hams from 99 ranch as well as Hong Kong Market.

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        condiment RE: tjb3p Jan 6, 2007 01:22 AM

        Bristol Farms often sells the Edwards brand, which is pretty good, but not always - call. The brand Surfas sells is not good at all, and I've always found the hams at 99 less than adequate. Ham is definitely one of those foodstuffs where the internet is your friend. Try ordering from Fathers Country Hams, Broadbent, or Colonel Newsom's.

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          Will Owen RE: condiment Jan 6, 2007 03:13 AM

          Early's and Loveless Cafe are two good online sources for Tennessee hams, as well as the various essential accompaniments. Harper's is another good brand at <www.hamtastic.com>

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