Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I love this ham. It's become a standard in my husband's family. After eating this, you'll have a hard time going back to regular sliced ham. Gabby first introduced it to us, hence the recipe title. You take a shank portion ham and put it in a big pot and add a few inches of water and then cook for about 6 hours. The fat renders making the flavor so salty and yummy and the meat just falls off the bone in shreds. Take time to separate the meat from the bone, skin and fatty pieces and shred with a fork. (Then you can save the bone for soup). The other thing I love about this ham is that is makes a ton! We recently fed 12 adults and 9 kids with it. You don't have to feed that many, you can save the leftovers for soup or bagel sandwiches the next day (toasted bagel, cream cheese and shredded ham, yum).