There’s nothing worse than spoiled food or food that didn’t reach it’s potential. Knowing that our hams didn’t make it all the way to their end at your house would just break our little hearts. So here are our tips for getting the most out of your Christmas ham this year.
How to store your Christmas Ham 101
- Keep the skin covering the ham for as long as you can.
This is the outer layer you’d usually peel back or cut away to reach the ham underneath. We recommend just peeling back while you slice what you need rather than removing the whole lot. This will help it stay moist and avoid that crust that forms on ham that’s left to long unwrapped in the fridge.
- Use a ham bag
- Start by making up batch of warm water and white vinegar solution (in a bowl or jug). Fill a jag 3/4 of the way up with warm water and a good splash of white vinegar, stir. Submerge the ham bag until it’s completely wet. Remove from the liquid and wring out any extra water
- Place the ham in the bag and place on a plate on the bottom shelf of the fridge
- Remember that fridges are very dry environments so be sure to keep the moist (but not dripping wet) and change over every couple of days by using a clean ham bag and dipping it in water and vinegar solution