Reheating leftover ham? Here’s the best way.
Reheating leftover ham doesn’t need to be a mystery.
One hallmark of high-quality food is how good it tastes the second, third and fourth time around.
Leftover Kentucky Legend ham can be an epic ingredient for assembling sandwiches, salads, casseroles, soups and more. (Need recipe ideas? Click here!)
Since all Kentucky Legend hams are precooked as part of our legendary double-smoking process, you’re really never “cooking” a Kentucky Legend ham for doneness.
In fact, you could cut cold slices right off our hams straight from the store to use for sandwiches or salads if you like.
Rather, when “cooking” a Kentucky Legend ham, you’re really just warming it up to a preferred temperature for texture and flavor.
From that perspective, the best way to reheat leftover ham is the same as the best way to heat it for the first time around.
So what’s the best way to (re)heat a Kentucky Legend ham?
- Place in an oven-safe baking dish.
- Cover top of ham with loosely wrapped aluminum foil to keep moisture in.
- Bake at 275 degrees F at 10 minutes per pound–or until meat thermometer reads 135 – 140 degrees.
While reheating leftover ham with your microwave is possible, microwaves also tend to remove a lot of the moisture, drying ham out. But, if you’re just trying to warm a few slices for a quick bite, who’s going to stop you?
You can also brown individual ham slices in a skillet or frying pan easily and quickly.