Once the ham is aged, prepare it for cooking by removing excess cure and any mold that grew during aging. 1 country ham 1 container cloves; Brown sugar Bread crumbs; Steps to Make It. : Instructions for cooking country hams are usually two ways:Bake at 500F for 15 minutes, let sit for 2hours, bake at 500F for 15 minutes and let sit for 6 hours.-or-Boil the ham on the stove.Both SUCK. 1 cup sweet pickle juice, optional . Don't overcook. Cook slowly and turn often. Directions. Please realize that making a ham from the pigs you have raised is not going to be an immediate thing — it’s definitely a process. 1 country (dry cured) ham. How to EASILY Cook a Country Ham (and Make It Turn Out AWESOME). Besides, fat on a ham only slows the penetration of the cure and will get gelatinous after curing like this: 2) Get a 5 gallon food grade bucket and clean the heck out of it first with soapy water. Add to Shopping List View Shopping List. Chill it. Dry thoroughly. To brine a ham is basically to wet cure a ham. Some people call this “curing” a ham — brining is a type of curing. Brining takes several days, and it’s essential to the process of making a good ham. 1 liter Dr. Pepper. Ingredients. This cured ham requires at least a day of preparation time, so plan ahead. Rinse thoroughly with ounce of bleach per gallon of water. If you are fortunate enough to come by a country-cured ham, don't be turned off by the moldy exterior. To fry, slice the ham approximately 1/4-inch thick. Then and add the distilled water, kosher salt, and Prague Powder #1. Home-cured and smoked ham doesn't seem as though it should sneak into any sort of "easy cooking" recipe compilation. Here's how to prepare it from The New Doubleday Cookbook" by Jean Anderson & Elaine Hanna (Doubleday). The instructions from the ham … Cooking country ham. Stir til they dissolve. The two common methods of cooking country ham are frying and baking.