Ingredients

How to make it

  • Chop onions and greens.
  • Mix seasonings with greens.
  • Cut 2 inch slits (pockets) on a 45 degree angle, in the ham. Alternate 3 pockets then 2 pockets, making sure they are not parallel.
  • Press seasoned stuffing into slits until they will hold no more.
  • Put ham in pillow case or cheesecloth; add left over stuffing, tie closed.
  • Put ham in large pot and cover with water. Simmer or boil slowly for 20 minutes per pound or till internal temperature reaches 160°. Reduce cooking time by 1/2 hour when using precooked ham.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Let ham cool in the water (about 2 hours).
  • Remove and drain.
  • Chill in refrigerator overnight, in its cloth. Serve cold.

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    " It was excellent "
    Dalton757 ate it and said...
    Only step I see missing...you actually place the sliced cabbage, kale and onions in the cloth bag and boiling water. Cook until tender. Makes a wonderful broth to cook the ham. Dump the greens into a nice clean sink and begin adding the spices, mixing well with a wooden spoon. Once they are cooled, begin stuffing the slits till they are full, full, full. I slice down to the bone and really get the greens in that slit. Then place the ham back into the cloth bag and follow the cooking instructions. We usually know its done when the bone starts to wiggle. We have been making this ham every Christmas for more than 40 years.
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    " It was excellent "
    andiecooks ate it and said...
    sounds really excellent, tasty, + unique= 5
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    ~Hello~
    I Love authentic recipes and the 'history'
    behind them~ this recipe is no exception~
    I am looking forward to trying this one 'ASAP'~
    "5"FORK!!!!!
    I MUST use the 'pillowcase'! My Grandchildren
    will think this is a 'Hoot'! (^_^)~
    GREAT Photo~ I 'Tagged'~
    ~*~mj~*~
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  • djimmey 12 years ago
    Very interesting, never seen anything like it, worth a try. Thanks Its kinda like stuffed pork chops?
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    This is one of those classic Maryland dishes I never got to try before I left that beautiful state. I think a Spring get-away to the Eastern Shore is going to be in the near future....including to a restaurant that serves this. Any recommendations for a restaurant that serves MD stuffed ham?
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    " It was excellent "
    clbacon ate it and said...
    I have not eaten any of this in so long! Thanks for the memories and thanks for posting a unique recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Boy, does this ever sound so unique and delicious! I love the method of cooking here, as well as the history behind the recipe! An easy 5 from me!
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