TO BONE A HAM
A. Remove part of shank with bone in
B. Remove skin
C. Remove aitch bone
D. Remove femur
E. Defat ham
F. Remove seam fat
A 10-lb. ham will give 64 slices and will serve 25 people for dinner but with another meat will serve 38 people for dinner and make 250 ham biscuits.
A 16-lb. ham will yield 100 slices, serve 42 people for dinner; with another meat added, it will serve 60 people for dinner and make 400 ham biscuits.
Country ham should be sliced paper-thin for biscuits. It can be a little thicker, but not much, for dinner. Smoked ham can also be sliced a little thicker for dinner.
Once your ham has been prepared, sliced and set upon the table, you will need a few more recipes to make the meal special.
Shirley Williams, a very well known caterer in Mathews with a superb staff, has graciously shared three recipes that will enhance all other dishes your Christmas table may bear. She has set a table where the ham has prominent placement, with the cranberry salad close at hand, along with all the other Yuletide favorites.