Homemade Ham

Homemade Ham

I didn't know you could make ham at home so easily and cheaply!


Chicken breast meat
2 (or use a pork roast)
Seasoning and salt mix (I used Krazy Salt, but plain salt is OK too)
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Black pepper
to taste
Add the following ingredients to taste:
Rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic, etc.


1. Butterfly the chicken breasts by cutting them in half lengthwise and opening up the two halves like a book, leaving the back part attached. Do this with the 2 breasts.
2. Rub the Krazy salt, sugar and black pepper into the chicken meat. Put into a Ziploc bag, push any air out of the bags and close. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days. Add some dried rosemary or other herbs or garlic to taste.
3. Spread out about 3 sheets of plastic wrap, and line up the 2 chicken breasts end to end. Using the wrap roll the chicken up to form one big roll, like a roll cake or rolled candy. Secure each end of the roll closed with elastic bands or twist the ends of the plastic wrap well. Tie up the roll with some kitchen twine or elastic bands, and wrap the roll twice with aluminum foil.
4. Cook the roll for 15 minutes in boiling water. Let it cool down in the cooking water for half a day, and it's done! (I cook it in the evening, let it rest overnight and take it out in the morning.) When it's really hot and humid in the height of summer, leave for just 2 to 3 hours rather than overnight.
5. It's delicious when served in a simple arrangement with sliced tomatoes. Add some canned sardines and melting cheese and bake in the oven for an appetizer that goes great with wine.
6. I added some rosemary and thyme. It was the most delicious version I've made yet!

Story Behind this Recipe

A got the idea from a TV cooking show I saw a long time ago. I experimented with salting times and various herbs and spices.