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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 16:44:39 (permalink)
When I was at the Glee Club meeting in Mobile, Poverty Pete brought me a package of Rice's Ham. It looked beautiful to begin with. 

 

It definitely looked different than what I'd had before, having only had "regular" hams.
 

I fried it up and had it with toast. The ham was saltier than I was used to but had wonderful flavor. The smoke was very light on it. I actually took the toast and wiped up the fat/juice from the cooking pan after, it was so good! For a first time with a real country ham, it really opened my eyes to what a good ham could be. I think the most amazing thing is, it was so much richer that two pieces were more than enough.  By the second time I made the ham, I knew that two pieces and some grits would be a heavenly meal.
Thanks Poverty Pete! 
 
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 19:22:53 (permalink)
Ed,
 
   Had I known it was your first country ham, I would have brought you something a little less hard-core. Rice's is excellent ham, but it's extremely salty to the uninitiated.  Kudos for getting beyond the first wave of sodium.
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 19:39:28 (permalink)
Poverty Pete

I always go with the Grand Champion uncooked ham, sliced and repackaged, two or three slices to a pack.  That way, I get the real McCoy, with no waste.  I also highly recommend the breakfast sausage, and the pepper bacon is to die for.


PP, I checked Broadbent's website and they say their sliced and packaged Grand Champion uncooked ham comes in three packages rather than two or three slices to a package. Do you have to do something special in ordering to get it the way you get yours?
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 19:55:35 (permalink)
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Ed,

  Had I known it was your first country ham, I would have brought you something a little less hard-core. Rice's is excellent ham, but it's extremely salty to the uninitiated.  Kudos for getting beyond the first wave of sodium.

 
Steve,
As I mentioned, I wound up using the toast to lick the juices off the pan. I guess I'm a hardcore kinda guy! It really was delicious.
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 20:03:29 (permalink)
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Poverty Pete

I always go with the Grand Champion uncooked ham, sliced and repackaged, two or three slices to a pack.  That way, I get the real McCoy, with no waste.  I also highly recommend the breakfast sausage, and the pepper bacon is to die for.


PP, I checked Broadbent's website and they say their sliced and packaged Grand Champion uncooked ham comes in three packages rather than two or three slices to a package. Do you have to do something special in ordering to get it the way you get yours?


   Michael, you have to be charming.  I think you're SOL, but Lisa could probably pull it off.
 
Seriously,  if you're buying online, the three packs is probably correct.  I buy mine at the facility, where they'll pretty much package it any way the customer requests it.
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 20:34:32 (permalink)
Steve,
Thanks. I can always repackage it with my Foodsaver. After the holidays I'll go ahead and order. We both love country ham, and if it's good enough for you to buy I'm sure we'll love it.
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 21:07:55 (permalink)
Michael,
 
What say we have a short road trip?  We could hit Broadbent for your ham order, stop in Princeton to check out the barbeque, then have a steak dinner in Padukah at Doe's.  I'm open for the week after Christmas.  Are you up for it?
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/21 21:52:05 (permalink)
A ROADTRIP?

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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/22 01:56:21 (permalink)
Allan Benton Cutting my Proscuitto (SP?)..
1. The Hams Smoked and unsmoked in the aging room

2. The Master shows his skills

3. Chunk-cut ready for finish slicing.

 
 
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2013/12/23 17:55:12 (permalink)
Poverty Pete

scrumptiouschef,
  Are you familiar with Rice's hams, in Mt Juliet, Tn.?
I nearly always have one or more of their products in the house.  I especially like to use their hocks for cooking beans and split peas.

http://www.ricescountryhams.com/

 
PP - You beat me to it!!
They have some great stuff and they are really pleasant to talk to.
I was just in there in November and they were slammed with their busy season
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2014/01/06 12:16:55 (permalink)
On the ground in KY where it's currently ZERO.  Austin's got me spoiled, glad I brought my lapin hat. Hitting Penn's, Benton's and UK Meat dept later this week, will report back.
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2014/01/06 17:11:23 (permalink)
scrumptiouschef

An uncooked, fully cured country ham provides far more pleasure than it's brethren. But, and it's a big but; you have to breathe life into the brick hard beast. Here's how http://www.scrumptiousche...to-A-Cured-Country-Ham

 
I hear of people doing similar things...but I have never soaked a ham (except for soaking a hunk in a pot of collards for a few hours). 
 
We slice, toss in a frying pan for a couple minutes, and eat straight up or in a biscuit.  No soaking necessary!
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2014/01/06 19:17:16 (permalink)
I got a Broadbent catalogue in the mail today.  I'm really tempted to buy some country ham and pepper bacon. 
post edited by lleechef - 2014/01/06 19:19:07
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Re:Country Ham Buying Guide 2014/01/11 10:28:40 (permalink)
I spent yesterday at the UK Meat Science lab in Lexington where they sold me a gorgeous, year old, country ham. The butchery will reopen to the public in March after a big renovation. Lots of cured meats for sale, all pastured on a UK farm in Woodford county.
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