Save a bit to add to homemade pea soup! Mmmmmm :o)
:) I'm sure yours is much better, but the Campbell's chunky spit pea and ham with natural smoke flavor ain't bad at all. :)
Wowza - now that looks like some ham worth eating!
We always had one on the back porch growing up and you must slice them super thin so as to be able to see light through them or you lose the flavor. It's the old country, salty ham.Some stories. :)Virginia Ham & An Hinduhttp://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=237&highlight=ham"Ham"http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=652&highlight=ham
Good eats! That looks like our hams. I don't see how people eat those horrid things they sell in the supermarkets! I made a huge batch of pinto beans and ham with the ham bone from our Thanksgiving ham, with biscuits, of course. ;-)I'm hoarding the ham we have as we weren't able to buy a pig this years as the farmer we buy from didn't have any extra to sell. He was having a hard time just meeting his shipping quota, due to the shortage of hogs this year. I actually had to buy bacon...it was a sad day.
I made a huge batch of pinto beans and ham with the ham bone from our Thanksgiving ham, with biscuits, of course. ;-)Yum!======I actually had to buy bacon...it was a sad day.:)
The wife and I used to always buy Smithfield hams and saw many at the grocery the other day when we were already stocking up for Christmas. However, since the Chinese bought Smithfield this past year, we no longer buy Smithfield. The Chinese seem to have absolutely no sense of quality control or quality assurance. I have a brother in law, an engineer, who frequently flies to China to try to boost his companies QA efforts over there and the boost never seems to last for more than a couple of months when it starts going downhill again. After the Chinese disasters in dog food and baby formula I just try to avoid Chinese products as much as possible.
I would think the hams would be the same, but any good salt cured country ham should be good.
You know of any organic country hams? I don't go the China way either.
http://www.organicprairie.com/prod_detail_list/organic_ham_and_baconFound his, but it's certainly not the old salt cured country hams. I am curious why you are interested in such.
This looks like a good site. The picture of their salt cu rend country ham seems right on.http://mountainmaninc.biz/Country_Ham.php
Thanks Brock. The second one, definietly not organic - gmo corn. Organic Prairie does not have country hams. Thought about calling Hickory Farms in Fairview.This one looks pretty promising: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story/goodnight-brothers-country-hams and Whole Foods is local here.
I did finally see that they are salt cured, but didn't see the length of time. Did you?
No, I didn't hear a time frame either, just that they take their time whatever that means.
Probably a good while. Reminds me of asking directions in the South....why it's right over the hill there, just keep following the road and you'll see it on the right, can't miss it.......:)