How To Make Country Fried Ham At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Country fried ham is a southern classic. The country-fried ham recipe that I am going to share today can be enjoyed on its own as well as clubbed with others. So, without any further ado, let us plunge right into the details.

This is the recipe my mom used to make for me as my breakfast. So to revive the sweet memories of my childhood, I wanted to get my hands on this dish. Even though I was just trying out my luck, but this turned out to be quite good in the first go. Hence, I decided it is only fair to share this recipe with you and give you the taste of my childhood breakfast.

Making Country fried ham at home requires just two steps. In a heavy skillet, cook the ham slices in coconut oil. Flip them occasionally until crisp and golden. Fried Ham is ready to consume. It is a perfect recipe for breakfast as it’s gluten-free.

With just a few simple steps you will get the desired crispy ham. But the most important part is maintaining the right flame over which it is to be cooked. You will get to know about this in much more detail further in the recipe. Take a look on how this recipe is prepared.

Ingredients For Country Fried Ham

  • 6 Ounces Country Ham [thinly sliced (1/4″ thick or less)]
  • 1 Tablespoon Refined Coconut Oil or Other Cooking Fat of Your Choice

With just two ingredients you will get a crisp ham ready to eat. Let’s see the preparation time for this recipe.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Country Fried Ham?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes10 Minutes15 Minutes

Unlike other elaborate dishes, this recipe is a quick fix and will be ready in 15 minutes. You will love how easy and quick this recipe is. Take note of the steps involved in this recipe.

Steps To Make Country Fried Ham

country fried ham
  1. Take a heavy-bottomed skillet. Melt half of the coconut oil in it over a high flame. If you do not have cocunut oil at home, you can also use butter spray to grease the skillet.
  2. Add ham slices to the skillet and reduce the flame to medium. Ham will release some liquid making it look soft and floppy like bacon. Cook on medium flame until it gets golden. Flip it occasionally. Cook them till they turn crispy and the fat gets rendered. This may take 10 minutes.
  3. Serve hot.

If you observe the skillet to be dry, then you can add the remaining coconut oil. Other than this, you need to keep an extensive track of the flame as there is a possibility of overcooking the ham leaving it chewy and dry.

Nutritional Breakdown of Country Fried Ham

Country fried ham is just the right kick you need to start your morning on a positive note. Not only this country-fried ham recipe is breathtakingly delicious, but it also has nutritional value. Let’s see how much nutrition does this fried ham has in it.

Protein9 g
Carbohydrates11 g
Fat6 g
Cholesterol26 mg
Sodium505 mg

How To Make Country Fried Ham At Home | Video

In case you are unclear of any step involved in this recipe, I have also uploaded the video for the detailed steps. Watch it in case you have any confusion.

Video By Harper’s Country Hams

If you have any query, then do not hesitate to ask me in the comment section. Your suggestions are also welcomed. If you have any recipes in mind, then feel free to share them with me in the comments. I will be glad to discuss it with you. Have a good day!

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