Prairie Roasted Ham
Makes 10 servings
- 8 - pounds fresh ham, whole or half
2 - bay leaves, crumbled
1 - teaspoon dried sage or thyme
1 - garlic clove, minced
2 - teaspoons salt
2 - teaspoons freshly ground pepper or crushed peppercorns
2 - Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 - cup chicken broth
Preheat oven to 300-degrees F.
- Score the ham by cutting cross-hatched
gashes through the rind and fat.
- In a mixing bowl, add the bay leaves,
sage or thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Rub into the gashes.
- Place ham on a roasting pan rack, fat
side up, and place in oven.
- Slowly roast for 2-1/2 hours
(25-minutes per pound).
- During the last 20 minutes, increase
temperature to 375� F. and baste frequently with the
- You want to have a crisp, brown
- When done, set aside on platter.
- Skim most of the fat from the drippings,
and stir in the flour.
- Gradually add the broth and cook briskly,
stirring continues, until thickened.
- Serve in gravy boat.