What to do with a big ham?
I bought an 11 pound shank ham from ShopRite at 84 cents a pound! Such a deal but now what should I do with it? I'm making a honey glazed ham in a cooking bag for dinner. Other then sandwiches what are your ideas or the leftovers? Thanks for your help. I
Take the bone with the hock and make some split pea soup. Also, make some ham hash or a fritadada.
Scalloped potatoes with ham
grind some for ham balls/loaf or ham spread
Cut into slices or chunks and freeze it in recipe-ready amounts
shredded ham in hollandaise, eggs benedict
some ham slices rolled up in something...
Really, with a freezer, your options are unlimited. I would definitely freeze some, so to avoid ham burn out.
Certainly use the bone for soup. I recently bought one of those huge hunks also. I cut a lot of it into 1/2" thick steaks then ponded them flat to about 1/4" with a rolling pin. Then I had a stack of thin pork cutlets which I wrapped individually in plastic wrap and froze. When we want pork cutlets there they are. It was a bit of work but the price was right.
You'll need a ham hock (or two) as well, but I always make ham & green beans when I have extra ham.
Not as much meat on a shank as one may think. You will however have plenty for sandwiches, breakfast ham, omelets etc. Remove as much meat (small pieces) from the bone as possible...They make excellent 'seasoning' meat for vegetables, jambalaya, etc. Take the bone and cover well with water. Simmer until the remaining meat falls from the bone. Remove the meat and save. Now soak some red beans and cook in the ham 'stock'. You may not need all of it. You are well on your way to a good pot of red beans and rice. When you are finished seasoning and cooking the beans add the ham meat back to the pot just long enough to get hot. ~~ Have fun