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Chef shares how he cooks country ham for breakfast

By Ralph Roy Waggener

I cook Penn's country ham on a flat grill at 350 degrees! I like to cook bacon before, so I have some grease to keep the ham from sticking! Penn's cuts their ham thinner now than it used to be! Anything that you can use that will keep the ham from sticking will do just fine!

I cut all the excess fat off and make small pieces because that is the way I eat it! I turn it several times as I cook, and I use scissors to cut it with and I also use them to cut the ham if it wants to curl up. Ham and Bacon tend to curl up and cutting it where it curls lets it cook more evenly!

I use the fork in a stabbing position to check how well cooked the ham is! When you can run the fork into the ham easy then it is done, I learned this by cooking it a lot!

I eat a small piece of Penn's Country Ham with all the excess fat trimmed off every morning! I am a diabetic and have had heart problems for 25 years, so I use all things in moderation method! I cook the whole package of ham at one time and put in a zip lock bag and in the refrigerator! It will keep good for about two weeks and just heat it in the microwave!

I cook breakfast for several people every morning and enjoy doing the cooking!

Ham cut thin won't cook like bacon, if you cook the fat done then the meat part will get hard and not fit to eat!

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2022-12-29 - Columbia, KY .
Ralph Waggener enjoys cooking breakfast for his family every morning and shares his recipe in the article linked with this photo as to exactly how to make it taste the best.

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