Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sounds awful, but taste yummy!!!!!!!

Deep Fried Ham instead of turkey!

Trust me, this is absolutely delicious.

Not a fresh ham, but a regular old cured ham, or honey baked ham, even sliced hams work.

7 to 10 lb ham
marinade, (optional, anything injectable)
peanut oil (for your deep fryer, aprox 5 gallons, less for a larger ham)

Thaw ham completely and pat dry

(When deep frying moisture on surface will cause a lot of oil popping and splatering, be careful)

Place the hame in the steamer basket that comes with turkey deep fryer and carefully and slowly lower the basket into the hot oil. 350 to 375 degrees

Stand back, there is a lot of moisture in the ham.

Cook the ham about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per pound.

If the oil cools down, just watch the temp and adjust your cooking time.

WORD OF WARNING, this looks like a big deflated black tire when it comes out of the oil, but not be scared, the inside will be pink and luscious!

This was so good, all of this ham was eaten.



Kim Layton said...

I've never heard of this but it sounds like something our southern family would like! They would eat fried anything! You should stop by my blog party with this! It's great!

Miss Janice said...

I honestly have never of heard of deep-fried ham either...but we Southerners can deep fry everything--Lord have mercy!

Melinda said...

Miss Janice, it is absolutely great!

Every bite of this ham was eaten, that has never happened at my house.

Try it!