A ham takes up to 5 hours per pound to defrost in the refrigerator. With the cold water method, it may take up to 30 minutes per pound to defrost.
There are several methods to defrost a ham. The refrigerator and cold water methods are the safest methods because the cooler temperatures discourage bacteria growth. To defrost a ham in the refrigerator, place the ham in a tray and put it in the refrigerator. To defrost a ham with cold water, place the ham in a leak-proof plastic bag, and submerge it in water that is less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip the ham regularly. Add cold water every 30 minutes to keep temperatures low.Learn More
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