Simple Boiled Ham

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"My friend Annette's ham is always so tender and flavourful so I asked her how she prepares it. This simple recipe was her answer Boiling the ham removes a lot of the salt. Leftovers, vacuum sealed, freeze well. The ham isn't watery when defrosted. Do not over boil the ham."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (302.4 g)
  • Calories 489.9
  • Total Fat - 25.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 160.3 mg
  • Sodium - 3864.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 55.2 g
  • Calcium - 21.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wipe off the ham, place in a large pot

Step 2

Cover with cold water

Step 3

Place on the stove, bring to a boil

Step 4

Turn heat down and simmer until internal temp reaches 160f, apprx 25 minutes

Step 5

Remove from water, let it rest 10 minutes

Step 6

Serve and enjoy


  • Large Pot

2 Reviews


Ham doesn't get any easier then this!!! This method really tones down the salt and the meat has a great consistency.


review by:
(13 Apr 2023)


I find ham to be really salty so when I saw this I knew I had to see for myself if it really did help remove a lot of salt. It worked like a charm and we had it for our Easter dinner with lots of other stuff. I cooked it like this then added a glaze of brown sugar, pineapple juice and cloves, then put it under the broiler until it glazed over. So tender and juicy and delish!


review by:
(27 Apr 2014)

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