Storing the Christmas Ham

Storing the Christmas Ham

You know what’s even better than Christmas lunch? Waking up on Boxing Day and knowing you have the leftovers waiting in the fridge. And the hero of these leftovers is unarguably the Christmas ham.


If you play your cards right, your ham can last over a week after your Christmas Day celebrations. Unless you eat it all first!

If you’ve cooked the ham from scratch it’s best to reserve the skin to store the ham in.

Otherwise, a ham bag is best. If you don’t have a ham bag wrap the ham in a clean damp pillowcase and store it in the coldest part of the fridge.

Lightly soak the pillowcase in vinegar and water and place the ham inside. This will give the ham extra life in the fridge.

Which brings us to the all-important discussion of what to do with your delicious leftovers.

Take a thick slice of the ham on Boxing Day morning and fry it alongside a couple of free-range eggs. 


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