Need directions for sugar curing hams. Does anyone know how?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Pumpkinpup, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I was not certain where to put this post but this seemed the most likely.

    I want to sugar cure some hams in the future and need someone to teach me how to do it. I figured with the wide tallents of the BYC family that someone here has the know how for this art [​IMG]

    Please share [​IMG]
     
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Try checking your library for an old edition of Stocking Up: How to Preserve the Foods You Grow Naturally.

    Or...you can use this link.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:WOW! Thanks for that great link! That was so very informative!!
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I sugar cure my own. Keep the temperature below 45 degrees. Build or find a shallow wooden box. I mix 50% brown sugar & 50% salt together. Put a good amount in the box, add ham, & put a thick layer of mix over the meat. Every day for 5 days, re-coat ham with mix. After 5 days, rinse the ham & ENJOY! You can buy sugar cure, but I think mine tastes better than store bought. I trap ferrel pigs, so I have cured ALOT of hams, & they're DELICIOUS!!
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:Thanks so much! How do you store your hams after they are cured?
     
  6. robot rooster

    robot rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks so much! How do you store your hams after they are cured?

    Thanks! great information! About to take my hogs to the butcher!
     

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