Tips on How to Cook Country Ham Slice

Southerners generally fry country ham slices to have it for breakfast or supper. A little slice of fried country ham is often kept between biscuits and offered as a food item known as a country ham biscuit. If you’re wondering how to cook country ham slice recipes, keep reading below!

Below are the different ways to cook a country ham slice.

Country Ham Slice Recipe

General Recipe Tips

1.   Ham should be sliced approximately one fourth of an inch thick.

2.   Do not remove fat from slice before frying. The fat will fry itself. Do not add shortening.

3.   Put slices in medium hot, heavy skillet, fry for about one minute per side.

CAUTION: Do not overcook, as it will become hard and dry.

Slow Fried Recipe Tips

1.  Country ham should be sliced about one fourth of an inch thick.

2.   After allowing skillet to warm on low heat, keep slices in skillet, cover with a lid and cook for about ten minutes, keep turning.

How to Prepare Red Eye Gravy After Country Ham is Fried

1.  Remove sliced country ham to a heated platter. Add half to three fourth cup of water to the juices in vessel. You can also add two tablespoons of coffee to the juices, if desired.

2.  Increase the heat to moderate and simmer three to five minutes, stirring until gravy is reddish in color.

3.  Your redeye gravy ready now. pour it on the biscuits and the ham.

Add Glaze (3 Options)

Honey Glaze


  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard

Remove skin from cooked ham, gash fat, mix ingredients well, brush over the ham, and grill fat side up for about 15 minutes.

Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glaze

Directions: After ham slices are cooled in water in which it was cooked, remove the skin from the ham and gash the fat. Mix one small tin of crushed pineapples and 2/3 cup of brown sugar until it becomes smooth.  Pour over fat of ham, then garnish with one little can of sliced pineapple and cherries. Bake in a hot oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until it turns into golden brown color.

Brown Sugar and Sherry Glaze

Directions: Remove skin from the cooked ham. Dredge fat with ground cloves. Mix brown sugar and sherry, brush on ham. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the surface turns golden brown.

Servings: Allow about two to three servings per pound for a dinner in which the ham is the only meat.  Traditionally, there is usually another one meat available. You will get 20 or more small ham biscuits per pound of meat.

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