Ham in a Pot

www.artmama.blogspot.com 1 (8-10 lb.) ham enough water to cover the ham 2 tsp thyme 3 bay leaves 8 whole cloves 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped onion 2 stalks celery and leaves, chopped 1. Put it all in a very big pot and let it simmer for at least 3 hours.
(If  you  buy  a  large  ham  like  I  did,  you  may  need  to  cut  it  a  bit,  to  fit  your  pot.    Mine  had   a  large  bone,  so  I  used  a  serrated  knife  to  slice  through  it  near  the  tip,  where  the  bone   is  thinner.)  

2. Enjoy the wonderful aroma. 3. Remove the ham from the pot & let stand for 5-10 minutes, covered loosely with foil. Then slice the meat, and serve with a little broth spooned over the top for extra juiciness. If you like gravy, strain out some broth & simmer it in a small saucepan with a few tablespoons of flour whisked in, until it thickens. Maybe add some salt, if it needs it. Be sure to save your broth in the fridge or freezer to make some soup, another day!

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