We got the four back legs of the pigs back from the butcher last Friday. They were brined for a few weeks and then hung.
I got the butcher to half them. I put the lower leg into the freezer and I left out the four hams, as seen above, to cook. They weighted 25kgs uncooked weight. That is a lot of ham!
They were too big to fit into anything I had other than a old pot I had for making cheese.
I boiled each ham for four hours each.
Once boiled, I peeled off the rind, be boned and tied the ham.
I cut squares into the fat and added cloves. I used a mix of mustard and brown sugar as a glaze. They went into the oven at a high heat for 25mins.
Yummy! They tasted amazing!
Later when they cooled, we used a second hand food slicer to slice up the hams.
I divided these into 500g amounts and bagged them for the freezer.
Now I have lots in the freezer for the kids lunches and for quick meals.
Freezers are such a blessing :-)