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Cola Country Ham

Cola Country Ham

Our family’s favorite way to cook Clifty Farm Country Ham slices.

Frying Pan Method
For obtaining milder flavor, cook ham slowly in frying pan with equal parts carbonated cola* and water. Use enough liquid to cover the bottom of the pan; however, too much will cause it to burn.

Oven Method
Place single slice of Clifty Farm Country Ham slices in oven safe pan. Add equal parts carbonated cola* and water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with aluminum foil to retain juiciness. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Multiple slices may require longer cooking time.

*Apple juice can be substituted for cola.

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Fried Country Ham Slices

The ham slices should be sliced to desired thickness. Do not trim any excess fat from the slices until after frying. If ham seems too salty, soak slices in lukewarm water 30 minutes before frying. Place slices in skillet turning lean part of ham away from the hottest part of the skillet. Add just a little water. Fry slowly for 4 to 8 minutes. Turn slices frequently. For obtaining milder flavor, cook ham slowly in frying pan with equal parts of carbonated beverage and water. Use enough liquid to cover the bottom of the pan as using too much will cause the ham to burn. Apple juice can also be used.

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Baking a Country Ham

Soak old hams in water overnight before boiling. Remove hock; scrub ham thoroughly with stiff brush and warm water, if molded. Place ham, skin side up, in deep covered pan. Add water to within two inches of top of pan and add about a cup of sorghum, honey or brown sugar. Cook slowly (about 325 degrees) and bring to a slow boil. Cook approximately 20 minutes per pound of ham. The ham will be done when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Remove skin and allow to cool in liquid in which it was cooked. After ham is cool, remove from liquid and cover with paste made of brown sugar moistened with vinegar. Stick with cloves. Place under broiler or in hot oven until sugar is melted. Serve hot or cold.

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Redeye Gravy

Redeye Gravy

After frying ham, pour your drippings into a warm gravy bowl (do not scrape) and return skillet to hot burner. Heat skillet until remaining drippings begin to smoke. Slowly add warm water (about 1 cup) and simmer for about one minute. Pour in gravy bowl with drippings and serve over ham and biscuits.

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Country Ham Croissants

Country Ham Croissants

  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • grated cheese
  • Clifty Farm Shredded Country Ham

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll dough and separate into triangles. Place Clifty Farm Shredded Country Ham and grated cheese into each triangle. Roll triangle starting at shortest side and rolling to opposite point. Place rolls point-side down on ungreased baking sheet. Curve into crescent shape. Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.

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Hot Brown Sandwich

Hot Brown Sandwich

  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups hot milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 lb processed cheese (chunks)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 strips Clifty Farm Bacon or Country Ham (cooked)
  • Sliced chicken or turkey
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika
  • 4 pieces toast

Melt 1/3 cup butter, add onion and cook until tender. Add flour and blend to make smooth. Add milk, salt and crushed red pepper. Stir in 2 eggs well beaten, processed cheese and additional Tbsp butter. Cook until almost boiling. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat.

Arrange toast, lay chicken or turkey over it, cover with sauce, then add Clifty Farm Bacon or Country Ham, parmesan cheese and paprika. Place under broiler until sauce begins to bubble. Serve at once. Makes 4 servings.

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Country Ham Salad

Country Ham Salad

Grind:

  • 2 cups Clifty Farm Country Ham
    • (Our Boneless Cooked Ham works well in this recipe)

Mix with the ham:

  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped fine
  • 1 cup pickle relish
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Mayonnaise to moisten

Chill and serve on lettuce or in a tomato, avocado, or peach half; or spread on toasted bread for a delicious sandwich. Makes 12 servings.

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Spinach and Ham Salad

Wash and drain:

  • 1 10oz package fresh spinach

Slice into rings:

  • 1 red onion

Cut into strips:

  • 1/4 lb Clifty Farm Country Ham
    • (Our Boneless Cooked Ham works well in this recipe)

Toss lightly with spinach. Make this dressing to be poured over salad at the very last minute.

Dressing:

Mix:

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp sugar or less, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 1 tsp celery seed

Garnish with:

  • 2 sliced hard cooked eggs
  • seasoned croutons (optional)
  • Use your imagination, add a little lettuce, pickled beets, cherry tomatoes, and julienne strips of cheese.
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Cracklin Cornbread

Cracklin Cornbread

  • 2 C self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 oz. Clifty Farm cracklins
  • 1 1/4 C buttermilk

Generously grease pan. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Measure cornmeal into bowl and gradually add buttermilk. Add beaten egg and cracklins. Pour into hot pan and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Need cracklins for your cornbread? Buy some from our online store.