With Easter just around the corner and the Instant Pot not losing any steam (ha ha, see what I did there?) I thought I’d try my hand at preparing a ham. Thankfully, we typically get to enjoy a lovely meal at my Aunt and Uncle’s house for Easter, but I know many of you will be doing the cooking and I wanted to give you a quick, easy and delicious recipe for this seasonal treat.
A few helpful hints for this recipe:
- Keep in mind the size of your Instant Pot as you shop for your ham. I tried to find one that was small enough to fit, but in the end, had to do a little tailoring to get all of it to fit. Everything worked out just fine, but there were a few loose pieces to contend with when removing the ham from the Instant Pot. (You can see what I mean in the video.)
- A fresh, uncured ham is ideal, but they are hard to find and cost a pretty penny! If you can find a fresh ham and that fits your budget, then yay! But if not, you should be able to find a good quality uncured, unglazed, spiral-sliced one. Most likely, there will some some sort of minimal glaze already on the ham, just go for as few ingredients as possible.
- Remember that these spiral sliced hams are already cooked and just need to be heated through. You can certainly do this in your oven, but the Instant Pot makes it faster.
Ham freezes really well, so if your crowd doesn’t eat the entire thing at one sitting and you have lots of leftovers, just wrap it well and pop it in your freezer for a later date. And don’t forget the bone! Cook that bone in a big pot of water to create a delicious ham broth, then add veggies, bits of ham and maybe some rice for an inexpensive and hearty soup!
If you’d like to see the preparation of this recipes, check out the YouTube video here:.