How to Cook Thick Ham Slices

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Even though most hams have been cooked by the time they end up in thick slices, there are a handful of different cooking methods to get them ready for the dish you are making. Ham is one of the more versatile types of meat when it comes to variety of dishes, and it is a great leftover food. Ham is a classic holiday food, and thick ham slices or ham steaks are good for breakfast, in sandwiches for lunch or as the main protein in a meat-and-potatoes dinner.

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife
  • Saute pan
  • Barbecue grill
  • Microwave
  • Cut thick slices from a whole ham, or unwrap the slices your butcher cut. Preheat a pan on the stove top at a medium setting. Cook the thick ham slices for roughly three to five minutes per side, until they are heated through.

  • Preheat a grill to a medium-high setting and grill the ham slices for three to five minutes per side until they are heated through, if you are cooking outside.

  • Place the ham slices on a microwave-safe dish and microwave them for approximately five minutes, until they are heated through.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add a glaze to your ham slices for extra flavor.
  • The Foodsafety.gov website lists the safe internal temperature of raw ham at 145 degrees Farenheit and precooked, reheated ham at 140 degrees F.

References

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