How to Make the Perfect Holiday Ham Slideshow

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The Ham

For any roast ham recipe, you have to start with the ham, and we chose an applewood-smoked, bone-in ham. While boneless hams are better for handling and slicing, we like the bone-in option because it adds extra flavor to the meat while roasting, and Waxman likes to use the bone for soup and stocks once it has been cleaned of meat. While we’re not against you smoking your own ham, a bone-in smoked ham can easily be purchased at your local butcher or any online meat retailer.

Michael C. Gray