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Old 12-23-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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We are eating with 15 people this year. At least 5 people are large eaters. How big of a Bone in whole ham should we buy?

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Old 12-23-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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25 lbs
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Christ that's a big ham.


If you get a Honey Ham, remember you can use the bone later to make the very best navy bean and ham soup.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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You can use any ham bone for soups.

I love those big refrigerated hams - I mostly eat them without cooking, as I did just a few minutes ago.

I'd say to get the biggest one you can find, or two smaller ones. Probably 25 lbs would do it, as Lubby said.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You can use any ham bone for soups.

I love those big refrigerated hams - I mostly eat them without cooking, as I did just a few minutes ago.

I'd say to get the biggest one you can find, or two smaller ones. Probably 25 lbs would do it, as Lubby said.
Yes you can, but the honeyed ones make very good soup.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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18-22lb skinless shankless ham

some hams have alot of waste on them,,, the "shank" is the cheapest but has 30-40% waste (unless you make a soup out of the bone, or give it to your dog)

the "semi boneless" is one of the best bone in hams - little waste- you could buy two of those- they are usually around 10-12lbs each
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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We are eating with 15 people this year. At least 5 people are large eaters. How big of a Bone in whole ham should we buy?

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The biggest one they sell. Leftovers are good.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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The biggest one they sell. Leftovers are good.
That is what I figure. It is better to have too much than too little and you can always use the leftover.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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We grabbed a 21.77 lbs ham and as a backup a 10lb Spiral cut. Thanks to all.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Christ that's a big ham.


If you get a Honey Ham, remember you can use the bone later to make the very best navy bean and ham soup.
Not for our family it isn't LOL. My mom made a 30 Lb. Turkey 2 years ago and there was 11 of us.
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