Every year, when the Yuletide season begins, we start seeing TV commercials and hearing radio ads for country-style smoked ham, or what is now popularly known as the Christmas ham. And for most people, these advertisements can be so enticing, making them want to order a leg of ham for Noche Buena. However, there are many who hesitate to buy ham for one simple reason: They’re not quite sure how to carve it.
We at SLERS want you to enjoy your Noche Buena to the fullest, so we’re showing you how to carve a leg of ham. Don’t worry, once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that it’s as easy as 1…2…3…
- You may use a ham stand for ease in carving a leg of ham. Make sure the fixtures on the stand are adequately tightened and the ham is secure so it doesn’t slide off when you start carving.
- If you don’t have a ham stand, you could simply place the leg of ham on a cutting board and hold it firmly with one hand while carving with the other.
- To make the perfect cuts, be sure to use a really sharp knife.