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"Smoked Ham" How can I tell whether it has been cooked?

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"Smoked Ham" How can I tell whether it has been cooked?

kristinklb | Dec 21, 2010 11:52 AM

Hello! I have half a hog in the freezer and would like to cook one of the hams. A friend ordered the meat and is out of town so I don't have the farmer's contact info (lesson here).

I have never attempted ham before and am, honestly, an inexperienced and inconsistant cook. But that is slowly changing (thanks mostly to this site and some good recipes). The ham is about 6 lbs, and looks and smells lovely, but I have no idea how it was cured or how to cook it. It seems it was cured with the bacon -- they smell very similar. It looks like the skin was removed and the meat is a dark raspberry-pink color. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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