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    Default How to keep a Xmas ham ???

    We generally do roast chicken or seafood at xmas time but this year we are doing ham. ( with salad of all types and bakes etc)

    How do make a Xmas ham keep, nicely in the fridge?

    Dh reckons i should just cut it up and freeze it which i will do with most of but would like to keep some in the fridge.

    I got told to get a ham bag wth is a ham bag supposed to do ? Lol

    Help me please !!!!

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    Get a clean pillow case and make sure it is damp. Put the ham in that and it will keep for ages. Make sure you dampen the pillowcase every day though.
    Not a fan of ham off the bone once it has been frozen. Dunno, i recon its not the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    Get a clean pillow case and make sure it is damp. Put the ham in that and it will keep for ages. Make sure you dampen the pillowcase every day though.
    Not a fan of ham off the bone once it has been frozen. Dunno, i recon its not the same?





    im going to pick your brain here bpac, (this next question is going to sound stupid but gahhhh i really feel i need to ask) do you just use water to dampen the case?

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    Was told something about vinegar from sil ?

    This ham thing is confusing! But i really don't want to waste a 4.5kg leg of ham lol

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    I use water and a small amount of vinegar (a big splash in a container if water) to dampen the ham bag (or pillowcase lol)... I was told it helps keep the ham for longer

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    I have tried vinegar but i dont anymore i just use water. The vinegar seemed to transfer onto the meat and i did not like it.
    Love having ham at christmas.... love the pea and ham soup i cook the week after christmas even more!

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    Thankyou lovelies

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    Make sure you keep the skin to lay back over the ham when you carve it. We keep the skin on, dampen the ham bag with water and vinegar and re rinse the ham bag every second day to keep it moist.

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    Roughly how long can you expect a ham to last if taken care of properly, ie skin on, damp bag etc ?

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    yup damp pillow case or ham bag. water is fine will keep for weeks

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