Honey of a Ham (From Scratch)

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 15m
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"Making a ham from scratch is easier than can be. Just mix your brine ingredients together, add the pork picnic shoulder and let it marinate for a week. Cook it as you would cook any store-bought ham. The ham showed here was cooked in a Big Easy Infra Red Fryer until it reached and internal temp of 165 degrees."

Original is 10-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (728 g)
  • Calories 988.2
  • Total Fat - 26.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9 g
  • Cholesterol - 243.1 mg
  • Sodium - 11610.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 121.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 116.4 g
  • Protein - 71.5 g
  • Calcium - 81.7 mg
  • Iron - 5.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 3.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring all the ingredients except for garlic and pork to a boil and simmer until salt is dissolved.

Step 2

Allow cooling completely and pour into a clean plastic bucket.

Step 3

Place the pork roast into the bucket and place a pot lid over the roast to hold it down into the brine.

Step 4

Place in the refrigerator and let sit for 5 to 7 days. (The longer it sits the saltier it gets.)

Step 5

Remove the brined roast from the bucket and pat it dry.

Step 6

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven until temp reaches 165


No special items needed.

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