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.