FAQs

 Everything you need to know about our hams and turkeys...

 

 

All the hams seem the same, what's the difference?


Boneless vs. Bone-In

All varieties of ham are either bone-in or boneless. While bone-in hams are traditionally considered more elegant and boneless are easier to serve, both taste great. Bone-in hams are available in a variety of shapes - whole or as a shank or butt half. This type of ham has a superior taste and texture because the natural muscles, fat and bones are undisturbed. Bone-in and boneless hams keep for several weeks in their original packaging in the refrigerator.

Cooked vs. Uncooked

All of our hams are fully cooked. If desired, our hams can be served directly from the refrigerator without heating. To warm, simply unwrap and heat at 325°, one hour for a half ham and two hours for a whole ham.  **If it's spiral sliced, wrap it in foil before warming.

Lean Profile of Ham

Ham's lean nutritional profile is reason to celebrate this classic pork cut. Each 3 ounce serving of extra-lean ham contains 5 grams of fat and 124 calories, which is comparable to a boneless, skinless chicken breast. Ham is pork leg meat that has been cured, and since the leg muscle is a well-exercised part of the hog, ham is surprisingly low in fat.

 

HOW DO I COOK THE HAM?


Our smoked hams are fully cooked and ready to eat, but we recommend warming your ham for serving.  Remove ham from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.  Preheat oven to 325-degrees, the length of time depends on which ham you have, please see below.

  • Half Ham-Carve Yourself & Spiral Sliced: Place cut side down in the pan (that's the flat part of the ham), and warm for 1 hour at 325.   **Wrap Spiral Sliced ham in foil. 
  • Half Ham-Boneless: Place cut side down in the pan (that's the flat part of the ham), and warm for 45 minutes at 325.
  • Whole Ham (Carve Yourself, Spiral Sliced and Boneless): Place in pan and warm for 2 hours at 325.  **Wrap Spiral Sliced Ham in foil
  • Mini Ham-Warm for 25-30 minutes at 325.

Please note, adjust warming times if ham is not at room temperature when you begin warming.  Let the ham rest for 20 minutes before carving. While the ham is resting, we suggest that you do too.  Be careful not to overcook your ham!

 

HOW DO I COOK THE TURKEY?


Like our ham, our turkeys are smoked and suggest warming before enjoying. We recommend wrapping the bird in foil, then place it into a 300-degree oven and cook for about 10 minutes per pound. Remember to remove the stockinet and plastic wrapping first!

 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO THAW A HAM OR TURKEY?


The best and safest way is to place your ham or turkey in the refrigerator to thaw. Allow for two days. If you find yourself in a hurry, you may thaw the bird or meat in a cold water bath, never hot water.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY HAM OR TURKEY KEEP ONCE I COOK IT?


After cooking, your ham and turkey will keep for 10 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to wrap tightly with foil! In some Eastern cultures, the leftovers are buried in the backyard and allowed to "age". This is known as a Thousand Year Turkey. We don't recommend you try this.

 

LEFTOVER SUGGESTIONS?


Sandwiches, of course! Soups too!  But if you are feeling creative, visit our recipe section.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO ARRIVE?


Since we sell perishable products, all our products are shipped with a transit time of 2-4 business days. We will ship your order on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to insure that your product arrives before the Friday of the week it ships.  We cannot ship over the weekend, or to arrive on a Monday.  Deliveries on Tuesday are only possible if they are shipped Overnight.  In the event that the customer chooses an invalid or impossible delivery date, Ham I Am! reserves the right to adjust the shipping date so that the order arrives on time. 

Ham I Am! will not be held responsible for incorrect shipping addresses supplied by the customer. 

 

I'M NOT GOING TO USE IT RIGHT AWAY, HOW SHOULD I STORE MY HAM OR TURKEY BEFORE I COOK IT?


Our Smoked Hams have a refrigerated shelf life of 8 weeks in their original packaging, they also freeze great for up to 6 months.  

Our Smoked Turkeys have a refrigerated shelf life of 2 weeks in their original packaging, and they freeze well for up to 6 months.  

Although in the best interest of your appetite, eat as soon as possible, then order another!

 

HOW DO I CARVE A HAM?


 
 
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