How to find a non sweet ham in the US?

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AGirlCalledJohnny Wed 20-Dec-17 16:53:05

Pretty trivial I know, but I can never figure out what ham to get to go with my turkey! I always end up with a sickly sweet spiral one no matter how innocuous it looks. Any recommendations my fellow expats? I just want a gammon style salty ham! TIA fsmile

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pallisers Wed 20-Dec-17 17:37:32

Where do you live? If it is anywhere near Boston I can give you a couple of stores that do traditional ham. Otherwise I think you'd need to go to a traditional butcher that cures their own meat. I'm sure places like Chicago and NYC would have butchers who do Irish-style ham and bacon.

I don't mind the spiral ones that much - I buy one the best one I can and don't glaze it but my life is much better since I found an Irish butcher in Boston!

idontlikealdi Wed 20-Dec-17 17:41:45

Fil uses an English butcher in Colorado - anything like that near you?

AGirlCalledJohnny Wed 20-Dec-17 20:22:42

Nope darn it, in New Orleans and they have a very particular way of butchering down here! I was hoping I might find something in Whole Foods or similar that would be a good replica. I would love an Irish butcher nearby, Irish sausies are so much better!!

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lljkk Wed 20-Dec-17 20:25:58

health food stores.

BradleyPooper Wed 20-Dec-17 20:36:51

Same here up the road in Texas. Go to a proper butcher like Cleaver and Co and ask for a green (uncured, raw) ham. Then cook it yourself.

Skala123 Thu 21-Dec-17 01:46:16

I struggle to find a non-sweet anything here!!


pallisers Thu 21-Dec-17 13:49:26

I know. I find it hard to eat supermarket bread 20 years late - it is so sweet. mind you in that 20 years I've noticed food in Ireland getting sweeter too - guess the sugar industry has to put its product somewhere.

It might be a bit late for this christmas but you could order online in future - there is Irish food here (fairly supermarkety but still will taste more like English ham)

An english friend here also told me that waitrose is online and delivers some stuff in the US - might be worth looking at.

AGirlCalledJohnny Tue 26-Dec-17 21:14:36

Thanks all, I went to Whole Foods and found an lightly cured one. Wasn’t bad!

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