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Re: Ham loaf


Mz iMac wrote:

Your questions/statement(s) does not make any sense.  If that is being snarky then so be it.

 

Ham & pork are one & the same ground up or not!

@Nomorebirthdays


Just to correct your statement:  Ham is pork, but a ham comes from a particular part of the pig....

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Re: Ham loaf


Mz iMac wrote:

Your questions/statement(s) does not make any sense.  If that is being snarky then so be it.

 

Ham & pork are one & the same ground up or not!

@Nomorebirthdays


They might as well be different meats because they taste totally different. 

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Re: Ham loaf

@Mz iMac

Who's being snarky?????  Certainly not you.  Acttually, your initial response gave me a chuckle.  The last time I heard, any meat that comes from the pig is classified as pork. Hence, pork can be cured or uncured meat.  

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Re: Ham loaf

If you open most recipe books, you'll find that ham is indexed separately from pork. Cooks and foodies know its origin, of course, but because it's such a different product, put it in a separate category. This post is about a ham loaf, after all. If the OP had posted about a "pork loaf," I'd be expecting a discussion about a meatloaf consisting mainly of ground pork meat. Ground ham is not the same thing.

 

I think I've added at least 20 cookbooks to my collection in a fruitless effort to find a ham loaf that replicates one made by a woman in a hotel I worked in as a teenager. She was a hardbitten, chain-smoking little thing, but she could turn out the most amazing comfort food. Her ham loaf was perfect. She used some kind of a glaze that you couldn't see (definitely not ketchup) that added just the right touch of sweetness to it. The recipe probably died with her.

 

Good luck, OP, in your quest.

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Re: Ham loaf

@@Nomorebirthdays  Here's a recipe my neighbor shared with me years ago.  I've made it many times, but not lately.  Might be time to "dust it off" and make it soon.

 

1-1/2 pounds smoked ham

1/2 pound pork

Grind these two together if not already purchased ground.

 

1 c. bread crumbs

2 eggs

Mix and form into loaf shape.

 

SYRUP

1 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. vinegar

3/4 c. water

1-1/2 t. dry mustard

Boil syrup.  Pour over loaf.\

 

Bake 2 hours in 325 degree oven.

Baste occasionally with syrup while baking.

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Re: Ham loaf

@Mz iMac, the OP's question made perfect sense.

 

She just wanted to combine fresh with cured pork.

 

There's cured pork: bacon, ham, smoked pork shoulder, prosciutto, pancetta, etc.

Then we have fresh pork: pork loin, pork chops, ribs, crown roast, etc.

 

So, if you're going to have a ham for dinner, you sure wouldn't buy 10 pounds of prosciutto, or a big package of pork chops.

It's not the same. Smiley Happy

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Re: Ham loaf

@noodleann. I use 3 lbs of ham loaf,  dry mustard, ground cloves, eggs, bread crumbs,  pepper, and a good at of brown sugar. Uncover in last 15 minutes to brown. It kind of makes its own sweet crust. I just do not measure to give accurate amts.

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Re: Ham loaf

@Blk&GoldFan. Thanks, it was the pork/ham I was iffy about. We butchered a lot of hogs, but my aunt did the sausage and ham loaf has passed with alot of stuff not passed on. I'll figure it out.

 

Go steelers?

I posted here what I use in ham loaf.

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Re: Ham loaf


Sabatini wrote:

@Mz iMac, the OP's question made perfect sense.

 

She just wanted to combine fresh with cured pork.

 



@Sabatini

 

The OP made no mention of "cured" pork.  You can purchase ham either way.  OP did not specify.  Pork is pork is pork, cured or not. Smiley Wink

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Re: Ham loaf


Mz iMac wrote:

Sabatini wrote:

@Mz iMac, the OP's question made perfect sense.

 

She just wanted to combine fresh with cured pork.

 



@Sabatini

 

The OP made no mention of "cured" pork.  You can purchase ham either way.  OP did not specify.  Pork is pork is pork, cured or not. Smiley Wink


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