Deep Fried Ham

Recipe by LONNY BOMBARD
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 7 -10
    lbs ham (bone in skin on)
  • marinade (optional,anything injectable)
  • peanut oil (for your deep fryer,aprox.5 gallons, less for a larger ham)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Thaw ham completely and pat dry.
  • (When deep frying moisture on the surface will cause a lot of oil popping and splattering, be careful) Marinade (if using) Inject whatever marinade you want to use into several place throughout the ham (I recommend 10-15 spots).
  • Place the ham in the steamer basket that comes with most turkey deep fryers and CAREFULLY and SLOWLY lower the ham into the hot oil (350-375 degrees).
  • There is a lot of water in the ham!
  • Since I couldn't put it in otherwise you must cook the ham about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per pound depending on the size of the ham and how much it cools down the oil.
  • Obviously a smaller ham will take less time if the oil is hotter and a bigger ham will take longer even with the oil hot.
  • If when you start the oil cools down don't worry just watch the temp and adjust your cooking time.
  • Also for a bigger ham you would want to use less oil in the deep fryer so it doesn't overflow when the ham is lowered inches.
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