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Boiled Ham

Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire

Salting Bacon: Put the salt on the face, the centre piece

Salting Bacon: Put the salt on the face, the centre piece

The Recipe

You will need

  • ham joint
  • water
  • demerara sugar

Method

  1. Cover the ham joint with water and boil, allowing fifteen minutes for every pound and an extra fifteen minutes. 
  2. Using a sharp knife, remove the rind, coat the joint with demerara sugar and melt it over the meat.
  3. Rolling a clean red-hot poker over the sugared joint was common practice at one time, but alternatively the joint may be placed under a hot grill or in a hot oven for a few minutes.

Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire.

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