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Cooking a ham? How to tell if done (without a meat thermometer?)?

ceeveg's Avatar ceeveg (TS)
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I have never cooked a ham before, and have a just-under 7 lbs bone-in ready-to-cook smoked ham.

I found some directions online that indicated to cook the covered ham for 25 minutes per pound.

I do not have a meat thermometer -- how can I tell if it is done?

Thank you!!!
BedHead
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For just under 7 lbs you would cook it for just under 3 hours at that temp. I never use a meat thermometer, and if it's smoked then it's already cooked and you're just heating it up, really.
ceeveg's Avatar ceeveg (TS)
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Oh! Oops! I am not familiar with cooking much meat Thank you so much. I don't want to give my family food poisoning for the holidays!
KatWrangler's Avatar KatWrangler
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Here is some info on cooking hams and the different types.

However, fresh hams need to be cooked.

http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blham.htm

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Pork/Ham101.htm
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