Our customers speak volumes for us! These customers drove up from Tampa to eat our ribs!
5 ounces cooked beef: 325 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.
How to Carve a Ham
Carving a ham correctly yields neat slices and reduces waste. Look like a pro with our step-by-step guide .
A big, succulent ham is a festive supper many families enjoy on special occasions and holidays. It’s easy to get out of practice at carving the meat. A proper carving ensures that everyone gets a meaty slice, and that you don’t leave too much meat on the bone. Follow along with our handy guide.
What’s the Easiest Ham to Carve?
Look for semi-boneless hams, which only include the center femur bone (it’s easy to work around).
What’s the Best Ham for Your Buck?
The butt half is large, with just a small amount of connective tissue. It yields large, meaty slices. If you’re shopping on a budget, look for a shank half. These are less expensive, but also less meaty. Either way, make sure you look for a ham listed as “half,” which includes the desirable center slices. Avoid hams labeled as “portions.”
How to Carve a Ham
Step 1: Set up your slicing station
One of the most common mistakes is crowding yourself into a too-small area to carve. You’ll only make it hard for yourself if you have too small a cutting board, no place to shift your slices, or not enough room to maneuver your arms. We suggest setting up a large cutting board at a normal working height (don’t hunch over the table to carve in front of your guests). You’ll need some elbow room.
Set the ham on your board, and bring out the sharp knife and fork.
Step 2: Carve off a boneless section
Your semi-boneless ham has just one bone running through it. Arrange the ham on your board so the pre-cut side is down. The bone should be perpendicular to the board. Pierce your fork into the top corner of the meat. (It should be out of the way of your cutting knife, but it should be sufficiently deep in the meat to hold it still as you cut.) Carve along the bone to remove the boneless section of meat.
Step 3: Slice it
Carve this section into vertical slices. Set these slices on a serving plate, tenting them with foil to keep them warm.
Step 4: Carve horizontally around the bone
Insert a fork into the meat next to the bone. First, make horizontal cuts through the meat up to the bone.
Step 5: Then vertically
Then, slice vertically along the bone. This will cut off your horizontal slices, which will fall neatly onto the board. Transfer them to the serving plate.
Step 6: Arrange your sliced ham on a platter and serve
Vinegar BBQ Chicken
Total Time Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makes 6 servings
2 cups water
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium chicken base
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless
6 whole wheat hamburger buns,