Kat1170 Registered User

How long should I boil a 4-5lb ham for. Am thinking 30min per lb ? Is this about right. Cheers in advance J.

Orion My karma just ran over your dogma

30 min per lb + 30 mins is my cooking time. I also steep it in cold water overnight before cooking.

RAFC Registered User

Can I just give a tip for the nicest boiled ham EVER - boil it in cider - trust me
Got that from my sister-in-law a few years ago, wouldn't do it any other way now.

I usually do it for 25mins lb + 25 mins - mmmmmmmmmm honest

Orion My karma just ran over your dogma

seems like an awful waste of good alcohol. Eating's cheating you know

RAFC Registered User

You don't have to use expensive cider, use the cheap stuff you WOULDN'T drink haha - don't knock it till you try it I have my bottle of cheap cider on the ready

digitalninja Registered User

Jaysus I'd say that stinks up the place.


coke it in coke a cola its so much nicer

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I'm gonna try the cider and apple juice trick...sounds yum..

Just wondering, when you all say boil it for x amount of time, do you mean pour cider into a big pot with ham and bring to the boil then simmer for 1.5 hours?
Do you simmer it or keep it on a low boil?

First timer here and I really wanna make it right!

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