Deep-Fried Ham

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Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Cook Time: 1 hr 25 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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Brine:
1 gallon water
1 gallon apple cider
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup kosher salt
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
10 pound uncooked ham
Peanut oil, for frying, about 5 gallons

Glaze:
3 cups pineapple juice
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup honey

Directions

In a large plastic tub, place all of the brine ingredients and stir until dissolved. Place the ham in the brine and refrigerate overnight. The following day, take the ham out of the brine and dry well.

Fill your turkey fryer with the peanut oil. Heat the oil to 375 degrees F. *Cook’s Note: For a larger ham, use less oil as the larger the ham, the more liquid displacement there will be.

Place the ham carefully inside the fryer. There is a lot of moisture in the ham, the oil will bubble up intensely, so be careful and lower it very slowly. Cook for 7 1/2 minutes per pound. The ham will be cooked when it is 160 degrees F. inside. Check it with an instant-read thermometer to make sure it is cooked.

Remove the ham carefully letting it cool off and drain of excess oil for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Glaze:
Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan on low heat and let reduce until a syrupy consistency.

Let the glaze cool slightly and then pour it over the deep fried ham. Serve any extra glaze on the side at the table.

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Reader Comments:

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want to know where to buy the big deep ffryer that Paula used to fry the fresh ham. She said a friend "John ?" told her about it

By Michael Ball on December 02, 2012

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WE TRIED THE DEEP FRYED HAM YESTERDAY. IT WAS A HUGE SUCESS. SANDY PRESSURE COOKED A HAM FOR BACKUP. THE GUESTS ATE MORE DEEP FRYED HAM THAN THE PRESSURE COOKED HAM ! AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING AS HER PRESSURE COOKED HAM IS SUPER. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP BARRY

By BARRY on April 09, 2012

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same here wanting to purchase the deep fryer looked on line everywhere and nothing even close comes up

By jamesmumma on December 14, 2011

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on 12/14/2011 i watched your show on deep fried ham ////fell in love with the deep fryer... trying to look on internet to find one but cant /// was hoping you can give me some help on locating the item that was used on your show.... thank you james

By jim mumma on December 14, 2011

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MASTERBUILT HAS SOME GREAT CHOICES FOR IN HOME TURKEY/HAM DEEP FRYERS

By BILL on December 14, 2011

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What is the brand of deep fryer Paula used? And where can it be purchased? Thanks and happy holidays

By Denise on December 11, 2011

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Hey Pat Ballard - you will burn your house down if you try this in the kitchen.

By Rob on December 06, 2011

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where can you buy the large fryer for the ham..want one that can be used in the kitchen

By pat ballard on December 13, 2010

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awesome ham...i baked mine and put the glaze on during the last hour of cooking. it was great.

By Anonymous on December 26, 2009

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WooW !!!! My family loved this...... Really delicious.... I might add.... get your ham to room temp before cooking. This will help it to cook completely to the bone. THIS IS A MUST TRY. willie p. NC

By Anonymous on December 26, 2009

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By bahyman on December 22, 2008

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