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Coca Cola Ham with Mustard Crust  

10- pound servings or 20 -pound servings

 5 lb fully cooked ham shank or butt (the butt is tastier) you can use boneless,
but they are not nearly as flavorful as bone in, buy a spiral cut ham, if you dont
like to carve the bone-in hams, the spiral cut is much easier to carve.

1 liter bottle of Coca-Cola
1 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
cup brown sugar
1 cup Bread Crumbs


 Preheat oven to 350F.

The Coca-Cola caramelizes on the ham and is delicious, but you will want to
use a nonstick roasting pan or, carefully cover a stick pan with foil, or use a
disposable aluminum roasting pan with a cookie sheet underneath to support it.
(I hate to be such a cooking tramp and use the disposable pans, so I try to use
them again and again (use them in the bbq grill to catch drips, etc.)

Place ham in a deep roasting pan and pour about 1 liter of the Coke
(reserve about 2 tablespoons) over and around the ham.

Bake for 15 minutes per pound, (75 minutes) basting often with the Coke.

Remove the ham from the pan, cool slightly and remove the skin.
(your hound dog loves this part)

Meanwhile, combine the 2 tablespoons Coke with the mustard.
Rub the mustard into the top and sides of the ham.
Rub in the brown sugar.
Press the bread crumbs onto the surface.

Place the ham back into the roasting pan, but this time using a rack,
 and bake for 35-40 more minutes, until the crust is golden.


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