"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
Head Chef
 
Zagut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendship,MD.
Posts: 1,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Good description. If you could remove it from the bone in one piece, you'd have a ham slinky.

Thanks Andy. Now I have that Slinky Toy song stuck in my head.


Everyone loves a Slinky.






I always had a hard time getting it to do the stair thing. You think if I tried it with a Spiral-Cut Ham I'd have better luck?
__________________

__________________
Zagut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,095
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zagut View Post

Thanks Andy. Now I have that Slinky Toy song stuck in my head.

Everyone loves a Slinky.

I always had a hard time getting it to do the stair thing. You think if I tried it with a Spiral-Cut Ham I'd have better luck?
Only if you take the bone out first. Otherwise it will just go klunk.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
Sous Chef
 
Rocket_J_Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zagut View Post

Thanks Andy. Now I have that Slinky Toy song stuck in my head.

Everyone loves a Slinky.

I always had a hard time getting it to do the stair thing. You think if I tried it with a Spiral-Cut Ham I'd have better luck?
Oh jeez, I wish you hadn't mentioned the slinky song.......sigh
__________________
Rocket_J_Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:43 PM   #14
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Good description. If you could remove it from the bone in one piece, you'd have a ham slinky.
So is it carved before cooking? It sounds as though some of you cook the ham after it's carved into the spiral. Doesn't that make it dry?
__________________
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #15
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,876
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
So is it carved before cooking? It sounds as though some of you cook the ham after it's carved into the spiral. Doesn't that make it dry?
You betcha it makes it dry MC. Although the hams are fully cooked, by the time one gets it up to serving hot in the oven it's all dried out. Just the reason I'll never buy one again.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,095
It comes already carved into a spiral. The slices stick together well enough so that it's not dry, just like an intact ham. You can feather the spiral slices enough that the glaze (should you want one) will penetrate the slices.

Sheesh, sounds like 50 Shades of Ham.....

Just saw your response, Kayelle, you beat me to it! I've never had a problem with dry spiral cut. We're gifted with one every year.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Over here our hams are already cooked, at least the smoked ones are (as opposed to a "fresh" ham or "picnic" ham). Really all we are doing is warming them through.
I had a spiral once and it was moist.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #18
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,876
Looks like we posted at the same time Dawg.

Seems spiral hams are the one thing in the world we don't agree on.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #19
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,095
Maybe you got a not-so-good one, Kayelle! We're gifted with the HyVee store brand, Fricks, and have always had great luck with them. And then there's that soup bone
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,846
I get smoked Smithfield spiral-cut ham. As I mentioned, I generally use it in recipes like scalloped ham and potatoes or ham and cheese sandwiches, so dryness isn't an issue. And oh yeah, the soup bone. I still have one in the freezer. When DH goes back to work after the holidays, we'll make a split-pea soup in the slow cooker and he can take it to work for lunch.
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ham

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.