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How To Carve Your New Zealand Ham

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Step one

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Step one

Place ham skin side up. Then run a small sharp knife under the rind around the bottom (opposite to the knuckle end/hock of leg) and each side of the ham to about halfway up. Peel the rind back using your fingers to ease the rind from the ham.

 
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Step two

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Step two

Run the tip of the knife around the bone, on the underside of the ham.
Carve slices like you would a loaf of bread, cutting on a slight angle down to the bone (rather than across).

 
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Step three

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Step three

Run your knife lengthways along the bone to remove slices.
Continue to slice towards the hock (knuckle end of the leg).

 
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Step four

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Step four

Continue slicing down to the bone, working your way around the ham until you reach about a third of the way up. Remove the bone by making a few short cuts at the joint.

 
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Step five

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Step five

To keep your ham fresh (if unglazed: fold rind back over exposed surface) place in a ham bag and store in the fridge.