Some old friends gave us a ham for Christmas and we never cooked it up, and then they gave us another ham for Easter and now we have 2. We aren't ham people, so we don't eat ham that much. But since we have 2, might as well cook it this week. I need ideas on how to get the salt out. We've cooked ham only once and it was extremely salty. I looked it up online but all I could find is soaking it in water for 2-3 days. Is there a faster way to do this? I heard about using Ginger Ale, and coke. Does it work, and how do I go about doing this? Also any ideas or recipes of your own would be great.
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This "to Me" is a great topic! my husband has the liver diesese and diabities.. He LOVES ham but I cant make it anymore because of the sodium. Does anyone know how much salt it takes out by doing what you have suggested? or a site I can find out? Majorlover
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I slice it in about 1/4 inch slices and boil for around 15 to 20 minutes or so. The ham edges will start to curl up. This is a precooked ham that I do this to. If not precooked I will bake and then boil. I don't know how much salt it takes out but it sure tastes a whole lot better. I would think changing the water is a good idea. I never did that before.