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Tasty, Easy, Frugal Ham


Last weekend we once again had ham.  It was so soft, so succulent, and so delicious!  What’s more, it was a smoked, skinless, bone-in ham, the least expensive kind I could get.


This is how I prepare ham:


1. First thing in the morning, put the ham on a roasting tray.  (Not in a covered roasting pan.) 

2. Heat the ham at 400F for 30 minutes.    

3. Turn the oven down to 200F and cook the ham all day at that temperature.

4. Enjoy.


Notice that I do not calculate cooking times, standing time, or anything else.   The ham can cook for hours at this temperature and will remain delicious.


Note:  Unless you are certain that your oven thermostat is correct, it might be an idea to check the ham temperature an hour before you plan to serve it.  If it is not warm enough, raise the oven temperature a bit.    



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  1. IllinoisLoriH says:

    Thanks! I have a recipe sort of like this for beef roasts, but hadn't seen one for ham. Love it!



  2. AnnieKate says:

    We also do something similar for beef, but I find it only works well for lower quality roasts.

    Annie Kate

  3. solidrock says:

    Will have to try this. It will be good for a cold winter day as my kitchen is the coldest room in the house. We do this with beef and pork roast.

  4. proverbsmama says:

    Very good tip!

  5. Canadagirl says:

    Sounds yummy but sadly I don't eat ham. But a very smart way to cook it. No stress cooking is GOOD cooking. [0=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

    In Him<><


  6. Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package says:

    YUMMY! That sounds great! Thanks for linking up!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sounds yummy!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love simple recipes! I never thought of cooking a ham slowly all day. Sounds wonderful! Thank you for linking up your post today!

    Renae @ Madame Deals

  9. Anonymous says:

    Love doing a ham when it goes on sale. It's cheap, delicious and lasts quite a while.

  10. Anonymous says:

    My favorite thing about ham is the leftovers. Love them!

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