The smell of a baked ham wafting from the oven vent conjures two memories for me: Easter dinner and the great ham sandwiches we made in the days after. The Firsthand Foods Petite City Ham is the perfect ham to glaze and bake. The light smokiness adds flavor depth and the tangy, sweet glaze balances the richness of the meat.
This recipe is quite simple which means you don’t have to wait for a holiday to make it. The little bit of water in the bottom of the baking pan is an important step in keeping the ham from drying out. Because the Petite City Ham is smoked, it doesn’t require a long baking time like a fresh ham. This means that you can pull this dinner together in less than two hours–especially if you stick to the mainstay sides that often accompany a good ham: scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, and green beans.
If you are fortunate to have leftover ham (I love a cook once, eat twice cut of meat!), then sandwiches are always a good use of leftover baked ham. My go-to ham sandwich includes tangy stone ground mustard, mayo, artisan bread, lettuce, onion, and pickles. My other favorite leftover ham recipe is ham and eggs for breakfast. Frying up a few slices with some farm fresh eggs and toast is our family favorite.