Q:

How can you lower the sodium when cooking ham?

A:

Quick Answer

To lower the sodium content when cooking ham, purchase an unprocessed ham, soak the ham before cooking, and substitute seasoning with additional salt with various herbs and spices. A fresh ham, or one frozen in its natural state, contains less sodium than a ready-made, pre-cooked cured ham.

Continue Reading
How can you lower the sodium when cooking ham?
Credit: Alex Cheek CC-BY-SA 2.0

Full Answer

To ensure the ham does not soak up excess salt, drain the drippings from the pan during the cooking process. Spices such as garlic, onion, pepper and dry mustard provide flavor in lieu of added salt. Herbs like basil, tarragon, thyme and rosemary enhance the taste of a low-sodium ham as well.

Learn more about Meat

Related Questions

Explore