Al, I feel bad about your disappointing experience cooking a country ham. I suspect the market knew what they had on their hands, or the ham wouldn’t have sold at such a discount.
We haven’t cooked a country ham but have enjoyed many a fine finished product. And we’ve collected directions and pamphlets over the years. I’ll get the best of this to you before too long. Actually, the four brothers who run our best butcher shop will give me the lowdown for you. I plan to show them what I’ve collected.
The value added of country ham cooked for you is appreciable. Why not halve the price of the ham at your house, and enjoy the secondary gain of being a great master of country ham!
Please say you’ll give it another go sometime. [:)]