Monsieur Ude’s Receipt, Hams Superior to Westphalia


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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Hams, of from 15 to 18 lbs. each, 2; to drain 3 days.
  • common salt, and coarse sugar, 1 lb.


“Take the hams as soon as the pig is sufficiently cold to be cut up, rub them well with common salt, and leave them for three days to drain; throw away the brine, and for a couple of hams of from fifteen to eighteen pounds weight, mix together two ounces of saltpetre, a pound of coarse sugar, and a pound of common salt; rub the hams in every part with these, lay them into deep pickling-pans wit