How to carve and store your Ham on the Bone

Step 1

Place ham skin side up. Then run a small sharp knife under the rind around the bottom (opposite end to hock) and each side of the ham to about halfway up. To peel the rind back start at the large end of the joint, insert fingers between skin and fat and gently prise the skin away, leaving the fat in place.

Step 2

Run the tip of the knife around the bone, on the underside of the ham. Begin to slice on a slight angle down to the bone.

Step 3

Run your knife length ways along the bone to remove slices. Continue to slice towards the hock.

Step 4

Continue slicing down to the bone, working your way around the ham until you reach about a third of the way up. Remove the bone by making a few short cuts at the joint.

Storing Your Ham

To keep your ham fresh, fold rind back over exposed surface, place in a Ham Bag, pillowcase or wrap in a tea towel and store in the fridge.

  1. Soak a Ham Bag, pillowcase or tea towel in 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
  2. Wring out excess water and place ham in the Ham Bag, pillowcase or wrap in tea towel. Store in coolest part of fridge.
  3. Re-soak bag in solution every few days or when Ham Bag dries out.

Tibaldi products can be found at these retailers.