American Sweet Ham Recipe

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients for curing ham:
  • 1 kilo pork thigh (or pigue)
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. salitre
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sweet red wine
  • 3 tablets of 500mg ascorbic acid
  • How to make American sweet ham (curing the ham):
  • Mix all ingredients except pork until sugar and ascorbic acid are totally dissolved. Put in a big bowl.
  • Soak whole pork in this solution and prick all over with a fork or ice pick.
  • You may also use a syringe to inject solution into the thick meat.
  • Cover bowl with a clean cheese cloth or foil. Store in refrigerator.
  • For 3 days, turn and prick once a day.
  • On the 4th day up to the 18th day, turn once a day (no pricking needed).
  • On the 19th day, wash 3 times in clear water. Then tie a string around the meat to prevent the meat from sagging and boil in the following mixture:
  • Ingredients for cooking ham:
  • 1 small can pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano powder or dried oregano leaves
  • 2/3 cup water or just enough to cover the meat
  • How to make American sweet ham (cooking the ham):

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 1829g
Calories 1632  
Calories from Fat 16 1%
Total Fat 1.85g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 87303mg 3638%
Potassium 1237mg 35%
Total Carbs 392.42g 105%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 16%
Sugars 359.52g 240%
Protein 4.7g 8%
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