Monday, December 5, 2011

Easiest Ham Ever

I'm not even kidding. This is the easiest ham ever. Three ingredients, five minutes of effort, one great dish.

You need three ingredients--a ham, some dijon mustard, and some brown sugar. In return for your minimal effort, you get a great-tasting, fancy-looking ham that you'll be able to pull out even on a weekday.

Take your ham out of the wrapper and rinse it off. Then pat it dry. Set it in a roasting pan, preferably one with a rack to get the ham off the bottom of the pan.

Then grab some Dijon mustard.

Slather the thing with mustard. Smooth, grainy, spicy, whatever you like. Just not yellow ;)

Then measure some brown sugar (because you sure don't want to be double-dipping into your sugar with mustardy ham hands!)

Pat the ham all over with the brown sugar. The mustard should help it stick.

Pour a little water in the bottom of the pan, just to keep the sugar that will inevitably fall off the ham from burning.

Roast the ham for 45 minutes-1 hour. The sugar will melt and become nice and caramel-y.

Let it rest for at least 20 minutes before serving. This will give the hot, melted sugar time to form a crust.

Then serve. Seriously, was that the easiest recipe or what? And guess what--it tastes awesome, too! It also makes great leftovers--Wednesday's recipe will show you how!

Recipe: Easiest Ham Ever

1 3-4 lb. smoked ham
1/3 c. Dijon mustard
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. water

Rub ham with mustard. Pat brown sugar over the mustard until ham is completely coated.

Place ham in roasting pan. Pour water into the bottom of the pan.

Bake ham at 325F for 45 minutes-1 hour. Let rest at least 20 minutes before serving.

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