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How do you cook a shoulder picnic ham?

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Roasting in the oven or boiling on the stove are two ways to cook a half or whole bone-in shoulder picnic ham. The meat must register 165 degrees Fahrenheit internally, no matter which method is used.

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How do you cook a shoulder picnic ham?
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Cooking in the oven is done based on the weight of the shoulder picnic ham, while on the stove it is done by time.

Oven method

Step 1: Preheat oven and prep ham

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Remove the ham from the packaging. If cooking a half ham, place it cut side down in a shallow roasting pan with a rack. Otherwise, place a whole ham with the fat side up. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Roast the ham

For a half ham, roast for 18 to 28 minutes per pound. For a whole ham, roast for up to 33 minutes per pound.

Stove-top method

Step 1: Prep ham for cooking

Remove ham from packaging and place in large stockpot. Add enough water to cover ham.

Step 2: Cook the ham

Bring water to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for up to 3 hours.

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