Swedish Ham




1 swedish ham

3 egg yolks

3 Tablespoon(s) sweet mustard

1 bread crumbs

2 bay leaves

20 black pepper corn


Important: This recpie only works on a cured swedish ham, like you can get from Dittmers here in the Bay Area. A small ham is around 4lbs, and is good for 2-4 people, a larger ham would be 6-8lbs, which is for a good size party.

Rinse the ham in cold water. Put it in a pot, and cover completely in cold water. Let it boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Skim the foam as needed, and let the ham boil, roughly 25-30 minutes / lbs (1 hour per KG).

When the ham is done, take it out of the pan (carefully), and remove the holding net. Cut skin and excess fat, but it's good to keep at least a small layer of fat around.

Whip the egg yolks and mustard, and spread it over the entire ham. Sprinkle bread crumbs lightly. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes at 400, or until it get a nice color (not burnt).