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Danish Ham in Beer Recipe

Dansk skinke med Øl

A terrific meal when serving a large number of guests. This recipe from Denmark combines the Danish love of pork with the fact that Danish beer is world reknowned. It's not necessary, but we recommend that you use a Tuborg or perhaps a Carlsberg as your beer of choice.

Serves 10 people

  • 1 ham -- tenderised
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 36 ounces beer
  • Candied cherries
  • Candied pineapple
  • Remove all but a thin layer of fat from the ham.
  • Score the top. Place in a roasting pan.
  • Mix mustard, water and sugar to the consistency of prepared mustard.
  • Cover the ham with this mixture.
  • Stick cloves in the ham surface.
  • Fasten the bay leaves to the ham with small skewers or toothpicks broken in half.
  • Pour the beer over the ham and bake, uncovered, 30 minutes to the pound in an oven preheated to 425 ºF (220 ºC).
  • Just before serving, decorate with candied cherries and slices of pineapple fastened to the ham with toothpicks. Return to oven to brown for 20 minutes. Use the liquid in the pan as a sauce for the ham.

Allow 1/3 pound ham per person to be served, and keep in mind that leftover ham has a multitude of uses, as well as being a meat that retains its flavor well in the freezer.
Serve with boiled skinned potatoes with parsley sauce.

LastUpdate: 2015-04-21 09:21:46