Baked Ham - Easter, Christmas, or just for Sunday
- ham. semiboneless
Roasting pan: No lid. No problem. Cover with aluminum foil. Just make sure your pan depth is 2 inches. A cake pan even a lasagna pan will work.
Ham types. Semi boneless is best for the holidays. Picnics have the best flavor but tend to be small and they have the most fat. A picnic will generally feed 4 people with some for scalloped potatoes, omelets or ham spread.
FRESH HAM - if it has not been cured and/or smoked (Southerners don't smoke) you are buying a glorified pork roast.
THICKENER: Dad used flour, water and a gravy coloring. I use cornstarch, water and Kitchen Bouquet. Same thing but I cannot get gravy to thicken his way and I've been trying for over 40 years! What ever you use remember to whisk it in cool to warm juices. Continue whisking to stir will make it silky smooth. Bring it back to a simmer and in a few minutes it will thicken. It has to simmer to cook out the thickener flavor