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Old 12-07-2007, 08:58 PM   #11
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When most folks post here and ask if they should eat the stuff or toss it, I would probably eat it

Have had had salted hams hanging for months.

But an over two week city ham, OK, spiral ham would bother me.

Agree with checking out the package before you buy the item.

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Old 12-07-2007, 09:00 PM   #12
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JohnL...The ham would be delicious "baked" in the oven. I just like to get all (or most) of the Water added stuff out of the ham. I like for the meat to be somewhat dense as opposed to "spongy"...Just my personal preference. Your oven will do the job!

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Old 12-07-2007, 09:02 PM   #13
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JohnL: generally the spiral cut hams on sale this time of year (in the grocery store) are cured and vacuum packed ... and will last for 2-3 months in the refrigerator. But, read the label ... some are fully cooked, some need cooking ... and they all should have expiration dates on them.

Bilby: a spiral cut ham is basically a ham that is put on a spindle and as it turns around a knife (held at a slight angle) cuts it in even thicknesses almost to the bone - similar to a spiral apple cutter.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:59 PM   #14
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I went to the store today and bought one.
Believe it or not, the use by date is Feb 02, 2008!!!!
Thanks to all for the input.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:47 AM   #15
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Thanks Michael and Uncle Bob for the descriptions. We don't get anything like that here. It was alien to my mum as well and she has been here since 1954!

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