Country Ham with Beer and Molasses

Preparation info
  • Serves

    20 to 30

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

One of the specialties de Savannah is a country ham soaked in blackstrap molasses, tea, and beer, then braised and glazed with mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar. “Good? Well, you’d be surprised,” writes Harriet Colquitt, who assembled these recipes for the Colonial Dames House, formerly home of the founder of the American Girl Scouts, Juliette Low. As a former Girl Scout, I was willing to try Harriet’s ham, since the packer’s directions on most commercial country hams leave the thing too sa