Removing Salt from Ham?


Some salt can be removed from ham by soaking it in clear water. Place the ham in a large pot and cover with cold water. Let soak for about 10 minutes, then drain. Repeat several times. Another method is to soak the ham in water overnight, then change the water and soak a few more hours. Use a brush to scrub the salt from the rind.
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1. Wash the ham thoroughly in cool, running water then place it in a plastic tub large enough for the ham to be completely covered with water. 2. Add enough cool water to completely
First off if you watch a movie or Lost you would think you can just boil the salt out of the water, but think again it is not that easy! This site will give you a few different ways
Before cooking, soak your ham in cold water for 24 hours or longer, changing the water every four hours. The longer you soak the ham, the less salty it will be.
One way to reduce the salt taste is to soak the ham over night in water. I am sure other people have more ideas.
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How to Remove Salt From Hams
Ham, by the very nature of the processing procedure, a salty meat. Ham's distinct flavor means that for some dishes, only ham will do. To continue eating ham even when on a low-salt diet, simply remove the salt from the ham before cooking it. Leaching... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
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