How to make it

  • Soak ham in water to cover several hours or overnight, depending on how strong the salt and flavor is.
  • Place ham in large pan; mix sherry, bay leaves and cloves and pour over ham. Cover and bake at 275 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes per pound, turning periodically. Cool overnight in mixture.
  • Skin. Make a paste of remaining ingredients (approximately 1 part vinegar, 2 parts sugar, 1 part mustard and 3 parts bread crumbs) and spread over ham. Dot with additional cloves. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees F for about 30 minutes to brown. Slice thinly and serve with Dressing Patties. Serves 25.
  • Dressing Patties
  • 1 1/2 cups hand-crumbled white bread
  • 3 cups hand-crumbled cornbread
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ham fat, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons ham liquid
  • Grease cookie sheet or miniature muffin tins. Mix together all ingredients. Taste for seasoning, adding more pepper or vinegar as desired. Heat baking pans. If using muffin tins, fill about half full, using about 1 tablespoon of mixture for each muffin. If making patties, use same amount on cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot preferably, but can use cold.
  • The patties may be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Patties are hot and are intended more as a taste enhancer with the ham than as a dressing.
  • Yields about 4 dozen patties.
  • Patties are great for a cocktail buffet.

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    " It was excellent "
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    Now this is a great dish!
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    goodeat ate it and said...
    Yes this is lovely!!!
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  • cuzpat 10 years ago
    Very good!
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    " It was excellent "
    snowcat17 ate it and said...
    This a yummy delish ham... so that's where 'Miss Piggy' went... haha Merry Christmas and be good and safe... HIGH FIVE FORKS!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    YUmmy hungry bear a keeper for sure! print try and save thanks bunches high5
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