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Old 09-30-2008, 04:29 PM
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Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I hardly ever indulge in mail order buying a great ham, but I have had a taste for a good, smoked bone-in ham. I have not ordered one for eons...probably over 5 years now. I seem to recall one from KY or TN that was out of this world, but for the love of me, I cant recall the vendor.

I know some of you must have a favorite. I am not too worried about the cost....after all, its been 5 years! LOL but I m looking for superb flavor, meat-y ness (sorry, not sure how to say that, you know...lots of meat/bone ratio) and not too fatty.

I like bone-in so I can make soup out of the left overs.

Suggestions? Please??

Best, Kitt
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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you can order off their website
Welcome to Phillip Brothers Country Ham
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Smile mail order ham

I think the best mail order ham is obtained from Mahogany Smoked Meats in Bishop, California. The only problem is that the only ship their meat products to California adresses. The next mail order ham I would recommend is the "CITY Ham" from Burger's Smokehouse in Missouri. I am assuming by your descriptions "great ham" and "good, smoked bone-in ham" that you are not looking for a country,dry cured style ham which would mean a whole different list of recommendations. Nails62

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I hardly ever indulge in mail order buying a great ham, but I have had a taste for a good, smoked bone-in ham. I have not ordered one for eons...probably over 5 years now. I seem to recall one from KY or TN that was out of this world, but for the love of me, I cant recall the vendor.

I know some of you must have a favorite. I am not too worried about the cost....after all, its been 5 years! LOL but I m looking for superb flavor, meat-y ness (sorry, not sure how to say that, you know...lots of meat/bone ratio) and not too fatty.

I like bone-in so I can make soup out of the left overs.

Suggestions? Please??

Best, Kitt
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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I hardly ever indulge in mail order buying a great ham, but I have had a taste for a good, smoked bone-in ham. I have not ordered one for eons...probably over 5 years now. I seem to recall one from KY or TN that was out of this world, but for the love of me, I cant recall the vendor.

I know some of you must have a favorite. I am not too worried about the cost....after all, its been 5 years! LOL but I m looking for superb flavor, meat-y ness (sorry, not sure how to say that, you know...lots of meat/bone ratio) and not too fatty.

I like bone-in so I can make soup out of the left overs.

Suggestions? Please??

Best, Kitt
The finest country ham in the country is Smithfield Ham, Produced in Suffolk, VA. It is a traditional ham where the pigs are fed a diet of raw peanuts.

Smithfield Hams | Basse's Choice

Slightly less expensive is a Gwaltney Ham, also made by Smithfield. It is still a very acceptable product.

Do realize that if you make a commitment to a uncooked country ham, it is a lot more complicated than your typical Honeybaked Ham.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Look at Honeybaked Hams spiral cut.

HoneyBaked Ham® - HoneyBaked Ham, Turkey Breast, Pork, BBQ, Desserts
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The finest country ham in the country is Smithfield Ham, Produced in Suffolk, VA. It is a traditional ham where the pigs are fed a diet of raw peanuts.

Smithfield Hams | Basse's Choice

Slightly less expensive is a Gwaltney Ham, also made by Smithfield. It is still a very acceptable product.

Do realize that if you make a commitment to a uncooked country ham, it is a lot more complicated than your typical Honeybaked Ham.

Hope that helps.

I used to think Smithfield was a great ham just like Purdue was a great chicken. Now purdue sucks like the rest of them and I bought my last smithfield a month ago. Beautiful layer of fat around it yet it came out as tough as leather. Bye bye smithfield.

It seems like it's all gone generic in this country unless you hit specialty stores.

We'll prolly just buy whatever at Winn Dixie this year

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Old 11-12-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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Hands down, this website right here:

https://bentonshams.com/order/index.php

There's nothing better than a TN Ham.

Courtney

Edit: Also, please do yourself a favor & order some Benton's Bacon.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I used to think Smithfield was a great ham just like Purdue was a great chicken. Now purdue sucks like the rest of them and I bought my last smithfield a month ago. Beautiful layer of fat around it yet it came out as tough as leather. Bye bye smithfield.
The last two years I've bought whole Smithfield hams at Walmart. These are far superior to the half hams that Smithfield produces. The ham I bought last year may be the best ham I've ever tasted. This year's ham was excellent; it was tender and juicy.

I do bake these covered with foil and have 1/2" or so of water in the bottom of the pan. I've been tempted to replace the water with Coca Cola, Seven Up, Dr. Pepper, or even Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce mixed with rhe water. I just don't wish to mess up a good ham.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Best deal for online smoked whole ham is through Costco. You can get the whole ham for under $50, and that includes shipping.

Johnston County Hams Whole Bone-in Prosciutto Style Country Ham
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Tripp Country Hams, Old Fashion Award Winning Tennessee Country Ham since 1962

Tripp Country Hams in Brownsville, TN. This place is the real deal.
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