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Nov 27, 2011 06:37 AM

Corned Ham

I live in piedmont NC and for the second year in a row have seen "corned ham" for sale at Food Lion during Thanksgiving holiday. They are in the fresh pork section. This yeas there is a sticker on the package that says "Eastern Carolina Style". Does anyone have any more information about these?

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  1. It is a short-cured ham common in eastern NC at holidays. Crooks Corner does a shockingly good version. Here are a few links and recipes:

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    1. re: brokegradstudent

      The Maryland-style stuffed corned ham is one of the best regional dishes in this country, but is close to unknown. Corning is a method of keeping meat in a salt brine, like corned beef. I don't know how they do it in Eastern Carolina and would love to hear more.

    2. I've done pork shoulders (Boston cut) in a brine and method identical to corned beef and the results are fantastic. Buy one if you see it, or brine one yourself...either way, it's delicious.