Left over Ham

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Left over Ham
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Mon, 04-01-2013 - 10:43pm

Just wondering about  the salt in the ham  This was on our table this  Holiday...

How  would you get rid of the salt   in the  ham..

I  seldom eat ham and when I do I don't like the sodium in it..

So for me   I thought I needed to post this to the board...

 

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 5:21pm

I've never tried it but have heard that you can add a potato into stews or soups that you over salt.  The potato supposedly soaks it up? I'm not sure it would work but can you soak the ham in water and add a potato?  Not sure if it would turn to mush or not.  I need to dice up all of mine and freeze it.  They can get pretty salty, when I use it in a recipe I won't add any extra. 

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 10:34am

I don't know of a way to remove sodium if it was in the ham as you originally bought it.  How do you want to use your leftover ham?  Ham salad is a way to "tone down" the saltiness.  Making ham and beans will make good use of the  bone, ham AND the saltiness of the ham to flavor the beans.  Ham and beans can be frozen for future meals, too.  

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 4:22pm
thanks I may give that a try soak it in water or maybe some milk then remove it and then let it sit for awhile. THis last ham was way to salty for me.. ( but it could be due to I am a dieter)
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