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|Over the hill on salt use.
|I have had many hanging country hams from small farms in the Blacks Burg Virginia area for many years that were excellent hams and a good smoke flavor that I liked. Would cut thin slices 1/8" for ham and biscuits . They were not as salty as this ham. #1516 way over salted and no smoky flavor at all however I did have it sliced when shipped 1/4 " slices was to thick for the ham and biscuits that I enjoy. I trimmed the ham slices and ended up throwing more than half out because of the over salted parts were very dark black hard tasteless meat. Won't buy this agin. I did buy bacon too and was not impressed with the no smokiness flavor but besides that it wasn't to bad as was the sausage. Live and learn as they say, my rating for this ham will be low because of the over saltiness used they really do not need that much salt to dry cure hams. All the other hanging hams I have had I never had to soak them to get the salt out. I hope they try or get a better dry cure recipe. My personal opinion. Yes, I did see the warning on the saltness, you never know till you try it.
|- Patrick, AZ
|Fun for the adventurous cook!
|My friends and I recently purchased this ham - had the local meat shop cut into a hind and shank quarter and 4 thinly cut steaks. After soaking the shank in water for 3 days, I baked the ham for a couple of hours in the oven and then sliced off the meat. The meat was still rather salty but in a pleasing way. The shank bone made excellent white bean and ham soup- the family loved it over Christmas. I am looking forward to cooking with the rest of the ham.
|- SHARI, IL
|I had forgotten how rich and delicious a true smoked uncooked dry-cured ham was, not enjoying one since being a kid back in Michigan decades ago. The commercially processed, water injected hams...spam on steroids...sold in super markets are now a thing of the past. This Broadbent ham is as good as it gets...right down to the bone which we use to make split pea soup. Well be ordering another one for Christmas.
|- Dennis, OR