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Is my moldy, old, Dry Cured Smithfield ham edible?

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Is my moldy, old, Dry Cured Smithfield ham edible?

JMF | Dec 15, 2005 09:40 AM

I bought several Red Eye brand Smithfield hams a year ago, Dec 2004. I have bottom half of one left, probably around 4-5 lbs. It is completely covered with green and white mold. It has been sitting on a shelf in my occasionally damp but mostly dry cellar wrapped in the paper and cloth bag that it came in.

Is this monster still good? Improved with age? Worth the bother of washing, soaking for a few days, and boiling the sucker up?

If it is good what is the best way to prepare it and eat it?

I sent this same post as an email to the company but haven't heard back from them.

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