Recipe from: Food That Made New England Famous, by Mrs. Walter K. Hall, Lynnfield Ctr., MA. She wrote: "My Grandaires lived on the water front overlooking Lynn Swampscott Bay, 1857, where 'hard times and uninvited guests ultimately forced them to commercialize their "elegant table" - thereby establishing a fore runner of residential dinning rooms on the North Shore . My proudest possession is the blue platter on which they served "Smothered Ham"
Cover the ham with cold water and allow to simmer 45 minutes. Drain well and place in baking pan. Space cloves in ham. Spread with mixture made with bread crumbs soaked in scalded milk and seasonings. Frost with brown sugar.
Bake in medium oven 350 degrees about 50 minutes. The top should be golden brown and crispy when done. Surround with nasturtiums. Stems can be eaten.