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Old 11-26-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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Defrosting ham not working :(

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I have a 9 lbs cooked spiral ham that i removed from the freezer to the refrigirator at around 2:00 am and it is now 8:57 am and it is still hard as a rock. I was going to do the water method but i remove the wrapping from the ham and i don't have ziplag bags but i do have plastic wrap like the aluminum paper.

Can someone tell me of a different way of thawing the ham a different way?

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Old 11-26-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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what temp are you going to cook it? Maybe just slowly thaw in a low oven, then bring the oven temp up to finish. It's already cooked if it's a spiral, so you just need to bring it up to temp.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
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Since it is already cooked the instructions says 7 minutes per pound at 300 degrees.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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9 lbs, takes about 2 days to thaw in the refrigerator. You'll just have to cook it for a longer time. Fortunately, most hams are pre-cooked, and all you are really doing is reheating it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:19 AM   #5
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Yes i just looked at the label and it is fully cooked and ready to eat. I can put it in the oven frozen in the oven?
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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Sure. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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you just might want to lower the temp at first so that the outside doesn't get too far along before the center thaws.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:27 AM   #8
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You might want to wrap it tightly in foil and heat it in the oven at the lowest temperature setting to start the thawing process then unwrap it and follow the printed instructions.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:28 AM   #9
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Thanks Everyone!

I'm heading out now to buy some aluminum foil.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:30 AM   #10
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In case you come back, I did a ham on Sunday from frozen. Covered in foil, temp at 300 for about 6-7 hours. It was fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving!
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