Baked Ham Slice

Preparation info

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Appears in

How to Cook a Wolf

By MFK Fisher

Published 1944

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  • 1 one-inch slice of ham (or thicker if you can afford it!)
  • 1 sweet potato for each person
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 2 teaspoons hot mustard
  • 1 tart apple for each person
  • 1 cup hot water [or cider, or white wine]


Pare the fat from the ham and mince with the chopped parsley and mustard. Spread thickly on the meat.

Slice the unpeeled apples ½ inch thick. Peel and slice the potatoes lengthwise inch thick.

Place the ham in the center of a pan, with the apples and then the potatoes in a ring around it. Add the hot water, and sprinkle with the brown sugar.

Bake in a 325-350° oven, basting often, until the potatoes are tender. [This bakes faster if put in a shallow casserole and covered for the first half-hour.]