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May 16, 2013 09:22 AM

Country ham in New York City

Can anyone tell me where I can get a southern country ham in Manhattan or Brooklyn? It has to be bone-in. There have been a few threads on this topic, but the most recent was in 2008. Ideal would be a Virginia ham, whether Smithfield or some other, but I'll take what I can get.

Also smoked ham hocks suitable for southern-style home cooking, if they can be found this far north.

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  1. Fairway carries ham hocks.
    You might get a better response if you post this on the Manhattan and outer Bouroughs boards.

    1. Zabar's sells a good Smithfield ham sliced, by the pound. You can call them a day ahead and get them to sell you a whole ham if you reserve. Also, there are a number of Virginia smokehouses that sell them on-line with rapid delivery--pick your favorite place and call them or search for their website.

      1. Costco sells a johnson county (nc) country ham bone in for $50 online... I bought one last xmas and it was great... They will ship it to you.

        1. Check heritage meats in the essex st market, they have country ham, slice to the pound from Bentons and Colonel Newsoms and some other places.

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          1. re: jester99

            I thought the op wanted a whole ham...

            1. re: Polisax

              A half ham (butt or shank) or some other cut would be OK as long as it includes plenty of bone. I'll see what they have to offer.

              However, CostCo isn't an option as I'm not a member and won't pay $55 for the privilete.

          2. Ham hocks are plentiful. Most supermarkets carry them.

            You can get Smithfield hams, oddly enough, in most big Chinese grocery stores -- like Kam Man. They are similar Yunnan ham. I think the cure is slightly different, so if you are purist you will probably have issues.

            No matter, mail order hams from Beaufort Inn (or Smithfields) are easy to find and to order.