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Tennessee Boiled Ham



  • 1 Tennessee country ham
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole cloves
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard


  1. Wash and brush ham, then soak overnight.
  2. Cook the ham, sugar, and vinegar at a bare simmer, with only occasional breaking bubbles on the surface, for about 20 minutes per pound, until tender.
  3. Let ham cool in its own liquid.
  4. When cool, skin and rub with mixture of 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup dry mustard. Add whole cloves.
  5. Brown in a 375 degree F oven for about 15 minutes.


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