Slicing a ham doesn't need to be complicated. Follow these simple steps to create beautifully cut slices for your perfect ham presentation.
A cooked ham
1. Prepare Your Ham:
Start by removing the cloves from your ham.
2. Locate the Bone:
To begin slicing, find the bone. You can do this by following the shank down with the tip of your knife.
3. Cut Along the Bone:
Carefully cut all the way down, staying approximately 1.5 inches in from the edge and pressing hard against the bone.
4. Remove the Bone:
Repeat the cutting process from the opposite angle. As you do this, gently maneuver the bone out while releasing the meat around it with your knife.
5. Split the Muscle:
Take the large muscle and split it down the middle. You'll notice a natural seam that you can loosely follow.
6. Slice Against the Grain:
After dividing the muscle into two sections, take one of the muscle halves and start to slice it against the grain to your desired thickness.
7. Plate and Serve:
Arrange your beautifully sliced ham on a platter and serve!
This easy process ensures that your ham slices are not only delicious but also beautifully presented. Perfect for any occasion, these slices will be a hit at your table.