Bringing back the ham

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 7:11 am

For the first time in a few years I will be making an Alton Brown baked ham for Christmas lunch. To prepare I went to double check the recipe from my own blog post, to find that Food Network had changed their URLs without putting redirects in place.

I have updated the broken links, but am also putting the important details here, including values in metric:

Ingredients:

  • 1 brined ham, hock end
  • 1/4 cup brown mustard
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • bourbon in a spray bottle
  • 2 cups crushed ginger snap cookies

Steps:

  • Heat oven to 120°C (250°F)
  • Prepare ham by scoring the skin and tenting with foil
  • Cook for 3 to 4 hours or until internal temperature reaches 55°C (130°F)
  • Remove skin and fat from ham
  • Heat oven to 180°C (350°F)
  • Apply mustard, brown sugar, bourbon and crushed cookies
  • Cook until internal temperature reaches 60°C (140°F), approx 1 hour
  • Rest for half an hour and then carve

To have it all done and then at my sister’s place for lunch, the prep work needs to be done the night before and started in the oven at 6AM on the day.

There is now a (not the best quality) copy of the entire episode on YouTube which could be used as a reference in addition to the recipe and the episode transcript:


Good Eats S04E06 Ham I Am

Relevant to all this is that I am excited about Good Eats coming back as Return of the Eats early next year, and if the Eat Your Science Tour ever comes to Australia I will be there…

(similar to how it was automatic to get a ticket to Brain Candy as soon as I heard there would be Australian shows, I will miss the Melbourne show as I will be in Sydney that week, so I am going to the Sydney show instead…)

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