Methods of Reheating Honey Baked Ham

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First of all, you do not want to eat that cold baked ham. It may taste awful. However, some people love frozen food.  You can’t blame them. However, for those who desire to eat once-again freshly cooked hams, here are some methods of reheating honey baked ham.

Pork is a meat that still pays a part of many meals – from tender ham sandwiches for breakfast to baked hams for special celebrations. Our focus will be on a honey baked ham. Yes, honey. You can already imagine the sweetness that comes with it. Then combine it with a delicacy such as sweet potatoes.

Ham is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Imagine you bought some honey-baked hams or even made them yourself and had leftovers. The first thing that runs in your mind is, “Will they go bad?” Then you start thinking of options like throwing them away. I am here to convince you otherwise.

Reheating Honey Baked Hams in an Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees-350 degrees Fahrenheit. (160 degrees-180 degrees Celsius).
  2. Rim an aluminum foil across your baking plate. It helps to keep the slices of your ham moist.
  3. Wrap your ham slices with the aluminum foil airtightly.
  4. Add a tablespoon (15 ml) of water at the bottom of your rimmed plate. It enhances retention of moisture; thus, your ham does not dry out.
  5. Heat for 10 minutes, until they are thoroughly heated.
  6. Remove them from the oven and, when cool enough to handle, serve.

What if you don’t have an aluminum foil? Desperate times call for drastic measures. You can brush the baking plate with small drops of oil to grease it. It prevents the ham slices from sticking to the plate.

This technique results in tender, moist ham – which smells fresh as from the oven.

Reheating Honey Baked Hams in a Microwave

  1. Place your ham slices in a microwave-safe dish evenly spaced. If they can’t fit all, place one ham after another.
  2. Warm for 15 seconds, turning them over each time.
  3. When ready, serve.

One disadvantage could be your hams don’t heat evenly. Take caution when cooking to lower the risk of trichinosis.

It saves on time and is easy to use.

How to Reheat Honey Baked Ham on a Stove Top

  1. Heat a frying pan over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil. (15 ml).
  3. Add your ham slices in the frying pan. Place them evenly spaced to avoid overlapping. It enhances them to heat faster and brown more nicely.
  4. Heat them for 4 minutes.
  5. Flip them over often until each side browns faintly.

With this method, remember not to overcook it. It could dry out your ham. Then again, if your honey-baked meat seems to have a lot of fat, no need for adding oil to your pan. You don’t want to consume lots of vegetable oil since it is not healthy for your body.

Apart from that, it produces flavourful, juicy and tasty ham.

Reheating Honey Baked Ham in Slow Cooker

  1. Place your ham slices into the slow cooker dish.
  2. Add 1 cup of plain water or a liquid of your choice, such as barbeque sauce.
  3. Cover with a lid and heat for 15 minutes.

The procedure requires minimum effort. It is healthier and suits the best low-fat dishes such as ham. Besides, there is no need to add oil. The resulting meats are so delicious and flavourful.

Points to have in mind

  • Your honey baked ham can survive more than a day. It can last for 3-4 days while in the fridge. (Mind you in an airtight container).Isn’t that amazing? However, if you had not stored your ham in the refrigerator in time, it could spoil much earlier. One sign would be a funky smell. Don’t risk your body to be susceptible to harmful bacteria or food poisoning.
  • What if you don’t feel like eating your leftover ham? You can transform it into something exciting and even tastier, i.e. a sandwich. Something even better, have you heard of a ham cake-ette? Sounds like music to the ears, right? It is a simple dish made up of your honey baked ham, mashed potatoes and some onions plus other ingredients of your choice. It could make your breakfast, lunch or even supper.
  • How many do love scrambled eggs? I do. Scrambled eggs are very delicious, but a combination of honey baked ham with scrambled eggs is better.
  • What about your pizza? Top it with some diced ham and salad of choice. It makes a good-tasting pizza.
  • Remember to reheat but not overheat your ham. It could result in your honey-baked meat drying out and also wholly lose its flavour.  As long as you want it moist, add some braising liquid. Heat your ham, be it in lemon juice, vinegar spiced with clove or thyme, which also brings a sweet flavour to your meat.
  • Follow the methods above, and you’ll surely not regret it at all for having a reheated ham.

In brief

If you’ve never tried honey baked ham, you need to! There is no good-tasting feeling such as this. It is merely fantastic, plus it contains nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc and phosphorus. Besides, it has low fat.

You can combine your ham with salt-free veggies to offset the high sodium content in the meat to a healthier meal. To your ham leftovers, it’s such a shame to throw them away.

You shouldn’t dispose of them if at all they haven’t gone stale. Reheat the leftover as the pro you are. The methods of reheating honey baked ham are as easy as ABC.

The honey baked ham is incredibly tasty and juicy with its honey sugar coating. You can add some bit of vinegar to neutralize the sweetness; if you want some acid taste in your mouth.

Follow the procedures of reheating your ham to the letter for a delicious, sweet and tangy taste.