Meat products that have undergone factory processing tend to have a high salt content and harmful chemicals. The World Health Organization has classified processed meat as a product that causes cancer. A number of studies show that people who eat processed meat and sausage, increase the risk of premature death by 40%.
Therefore, instead of going to the meat department of the supermarket, it’s better to buy a piece of good meat and cook it yourself. Moreover, the cooking of ham is a simple process, and the result will surpass all your expectations.
1.5 kg of pork
1 liter of water
100 g of salt
5 peas of black pepper
dried spicy pepper
Prepare a brine: boil water, pour salt and all the spices. Boil for 1 minute, remove the container from the fire.
Pick up the brine in a large syringe and penetrate it in the meat from all sides. This will allow the meat to evenly marinade.
Put the meat in a container and fill with the remaining brine. Put it in the refrigerator for 3 days. From time to time, turn over the meat, it should retains a uniform color and to be better salted.
Wrap the sliced ham as on the picture.
Heat the water to 85 degrees and put the ham there. Reduce the heat and cook for about two hours. It is very important that the water temperature is constantly 78-80 degrees, not higher. This will result in a juicy and delicious ham. The easiest way to control the temperature is with a culinary thermometer. Cook it for 2 hours.
This homemade ham is stored in the refrigerator for up to four days, because of the preservatives it contains only salt. Homemade ham is gentle, juicy, natural and almost indistinguishable from the taste of the store. It is difficult to understand that the meat was boiled, as there is really no taste of cooked meat.