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Corned Ham recipe, as seen on Taste of Southern.

Corned Ham Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: Varies according to size.
  • Category: Main Dish, Pork
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our complete, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this delicious, old southern favorite, Corned Ham. We’ll salt and brine a fresh ham for eleven days, then roast it in the oven to bring back the great flavors of the past.



  • 1520lb Fresh Ham
  • 2lb Kosher Salt, approximately, as needed.


  1. Rinse ham well under cold running water.
  2. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Trim away excess fat and skin pieces.
  4. Cut incisions next to the three bones. About 3 inches wide, as deep as your knife will go.
  5. Pack incisions with kosher salt, pressing it in deep, packing until full.
  6. Place salted ham in a non-reactive pan. Glass or stainless steel is preferred.
  7. Cover with clear plastic wrap.
  8. Cover again with aluminum foil.
  9. Refrigerate for 11 days, turning about every four days and draining away any liquids in pan.
  10. On day 12, remove from refrigerator.
  11. Rinse off all the salt, making sure to rinse away the salt inside the three pocket areas.
  12. Place ham in large container, cover ham with water, let soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  13. Remove from water, rinse again.

Pre-heat oven to 325F degrees when ready to cook.

  1. Place ham on wire rack in a large roasting pan. Cover with lid or foil.
  2. Roast at 20 minutes per pound in 325F degree oven or until done.
  3. Internal temperature should reach 165F degrees to be done.
  4. Remove cover, raise heat to 350F, and let brown for 30 minutes during last part of cooking process.
  5. Slice and serve warm.
  6. Enjoy.


Leftovers may be refrigerated for 5-6 days, or frozen and stored for up to 6 months for best results.

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