Meal Planner/Recipes for Newsom’s Country Ham


MEAL ONE-BREAKFAST • Newsom’s Center slice or end slice aged country ham (fried) (recipe) • Scrambled eggs • Quaker’s Quick grits topped w/one pad butter • German fried potatoes (recipe) • Toast • Hot coffee • Orange juice •

Recipe: Newsom's Center or End Slice aged country ham (fried) • 1. Trim off hard outer edge of meat and remove rind. DO NOT TRIM FAT. This adds flavor, and no other fat will be needed. 2. Fry in large heavy skillet, turning lean away from the hottest point of skillet. 3. FRY SLOWLY. Do not over fry. This will make the ham hard , dry and tough. Turn slices often. Ham is usually done when fat is transparent and beginning to brown. 4. For milder or LESS SALTY taste, soak slices in lukewarm water or sweet milk for up to 30 minutes before frying. (For frying ham slices with extremely red, rosy color, which are more aged, less frying time will be required.)

Recipe: Bill’s German Fried Potatoes • several thinly sliced raw potatoes • one smal onion, diced • 1/2 cup oil • Place potatoes and onions in a heated skillet with the oil. Cook on medium to medium high until done turning as they cook and brown.

MEAL TWO-SUNDAY NOONMEAL • Newsom’s Aged country ham, fried (recipe, see above) • Fried Creamed corn (recipe) • garden fresh green beans seasoned w/Newsom’s ham • Posey county cantelope • Vine Ripe Tomato slices • Hot rolls and butter • Iced Tea

Recipe: Nancy’s Fried, Creamed Corn • 12 ears fresh corn, cut off the cob and scraped with back of knife to save milk. • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 3 cups or more • 1/2 cup warm water • 4 tablespoons plain flour • Heat margarine on medium high in a good size teflon skillet. Add fresh corn, cu† from the cob. Add 3 cups milk, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until corn tender. Combine warm water and plain flour until smooth. Add to skillet of corn. Add more milk or warm water if corn becomes extremely thick. Simmer 10 more minutes.

MEAL THREE-DINNER • Thinly sliced Newsom’s boiled country ham (recipe) • Southern Corn Pudding(recipe) • Brocolli Casserole • Cranberry salad(recipe) • Hot yeast rolls or bake n’ serve • Hot coffee or Iced Tea

Recipe: Boiled country ham (whole ham recipe required to obtain thin slices) 1. Soak ham overnight in cold water, if hard or aged a year or more. For moister meat or for two year old hams, soak for two nights, changing water in between, then applying new water before cooking. 2. Clean ham with warm water and a bristle brush. 3. Place cleaned ham in large container and completely cover with water. Add 1 cup brown sugar or molasses and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar. 4. Bring to a rolling boil for one hour, reduce heat where water just breaks a bubble. Simmer approximately 20 minutes per pound or until meat thermometer reaches 170 degrees; When hock bone begins to shake loose, cut off heat and allow the ham to cool overnight in the stockpot. This allows the ham to have moisture return to it. 5. Skin cooled ham, leaving some fat on it to preserve moisture. Now, you may use your favorite glaze, or eat as is. Frankly, I feel the ham needs nothing more as its flavor will not be enhanced further by application of the glaze. The glaze is for presentation upon the dinner table only. NOTE: Ham may be cooked in oven in deep pan or roaster with a couple inches water with top on. Simmer. Do not boil this method. NOTE ALSO that Newsom's Boiled Country Ham need only be served at room temperature as this allows the maximum flavor to strike through. Thin slicing is better. Remember to cut cross grain in a circular fashion, starting around the tapered end of the ham.

Recipe: Southern Corn Pudding • 2 cans Del Monte Creamed Corn • 1/3 cup milk • 2 eggs, beaten • 3 tablespoons sugar • 10 singlel squares crackers • dash of pepper • Crushed crackers for topping (optional) • Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

Cranberry Salad • 1 large cream cheese • 2 tablespoons miracle whip • 1 canchunk pineapple • 2 tablespoons sugar • 1 can whole cranberry sauce • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional • 1 carton cool whip, optional • 1 cherry jello • Serves 10 • Blend together cream cheese and miracle whip. Set aside. Mix cherry jello with drained pineapple juice. Add both mixtures together. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Freeze.