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Dec 18, 2012 11:44 AM

Is anyone familiar with Frick's ham?

I am trying to pick out a Christmas ham and am very limited on selection.

There are Cook's hams but they have 23 percent solution injected.

Fricks hams are now available, but I am not familar with them. Can anyone recommend this brand?

Thanks for your help.

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  1. It's an inexpensive ham comparible to Cook's. Where are you? I could possibly recommend one, depending on where you are.

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    1. re: robt5265

      Thanks for your reply, Robert.

      Where I live, we have Cook's, but only the injected ham product, not the ham recommended by CI several years ago.

      Also available, Paula Deen's Smithfield spiral cut, and Hormel spiral cut.

      Many thanks for your help.

      1. re: robt5265

        All Frick's ham products I have seen/bought are labeled as "Ham, with natural juices" vs Cook's which are mostly "Ham, water added". These are USDA regulated categories. The latter obviously is allowed to have a larger amount of water weight added to it during processing.

        I wouldn't call Frick's a premium product but it is a step above Cook's. Good for Tuesday night but for Christmas dinner you might want to go a little higher end.

      2. If you live in the St. Louis area I can recommend Miller Ham Co. located in the Soulard neighborhood. Several smaller stores carry it. It's the best available here, carried by Straub's , a small family owned premium chain. They sell it under their own name.

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        1. re: robt5265

          Thank you, KM, and Robt.

          Unfortunately, the Miller/Straub hams are not available to me.

          I see that Frick's will do for my Sunday application.

          But for the future, apparently I am looking at a mail order ham, or with advance planning, purchasing at Whole Foods.

          So....can you suggest a really good ham for a future occasion? (I just had a flashback to decades ago: hams hanging in my grandparents' smoke house, and I didn't even appreciate them.)

          Many thanks for your help.

        2. I know that Straub's has a website and will mail food orders. Miller Ham Co. is in St. Louis also and will also do shipping, probably for less per #. I have been cooking professionallly for 33 years, and this is the best locally available REAL bone in ham.

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          1. re: robt5265

            Thank you again, robt. I have just emailed Miller Ham for instructions on how to order.

          2. We LOVE Frick hams. After baking one for a family dinner, the whole family now uses them.

            1. awful all bone no meat great christmas meal $44 barely fed 8. never again local only

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              1. re: pipeman

                I've never seen a Frick's ham bone in. I've seen ham steaks, 1/2, and 1/4 boneless hams.