Center Cut Country Ham
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3 lbs of delicious center cut slices from award winning whole country ham cured the old fashion way.  Sliced and ready for you to fry up some for breakfast. Store in freezer and use all year.  Serve with red-eye gravy (recipe below).

 At a time when everything is fast paced, we still cure our hams the slow, old-fashioned way. We hand rub each of our fresh hams with our special cure mixture, and place them in our refrigerated curing room in oak bins. After a few days in this cure, each ham is hand rubbed a second time and returned to the curing room where they stay for a total of 40 to 45 days. At this stage of the curing process, the hams are washed of excess salt and placed in equalization. This process allows the cure mixture to equalize throughout the whole ham giving it a consistent flavor. After equalization, the hams are hung in the drying/aging room at a temperature of 80 to 85 degrees for 25 to 35 days. This is where the old time southern flavor of country ham is achieved. For a more aged, robust flavor, we age the hams longer.

COOKING DIRECTIONS:
Frying:
Cook at 350 F for 60 seconds per side. For best results, do not over cook.
Steaming: Cook in 1/2 inch slow boiling water for 2 minutes per side.
Microwave:
Cook 2 minutes at full power.

INGREDIENTS:
Ham cured with salt, cane sugar, brown sugar, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite

RECIPE: Red-Eye Gravy

In a heavy skillet (preferably iron), fry some ham. Salt-cured country ham is preferred if you can get it, but a center-cut slice of ham is fine.  Remove the ham and keep warm.  Pour 1/2 cup of water, black coffee, or a combination of both into the drippings. Add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring and scraping the dregs off the bottom of the pan. Continue stirring and boiling for a minute or two.  Serve this gravy with the ham, Julia's Pantry Southern Drop Biscuits, our Orggrits, and eggs.

The name "red-eye gravy" (sometimes referred to as "red-ham gravy") derives from the fact that a circle or oval of liquid fat with a slightly reddish cast will form on the surface of the gravy when it is reduced. This is the "eye" of the name.


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NC Country Ham Center Cut Slices 3 - 1 Lb Packages

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