Leicestershire Cure

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Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse Kitchen

By Audrey Ellis

Published 1971

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  • 14 lb. ham
  • 1 lb. bay salt
  • 2 oz.


Rub ham all over with a mixture of bay salt, saltpetre, pepper and coarse salt. Leave for 4 days, rubbing and turning frequently then pour over the treacle. Leave for 4 weeks, turning and rubbing the ham thoroughly twice a week. At the end of this time, leave the ham to soak in cold water for 24 hours, then hang up to dry near a wood fire and smoke for 3 to 4 weeks.