Emeril's Fresh Baked Ham With Whiskey and Cola Glaze Recipe

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Emeril's Fresh Baked Ham With Whiskey and Cola Glaze
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  • 1 (8 lb) fresh ham ( shank and leg of pork)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp emeril's original essence
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • whole cloves
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 4 cups cola drink


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. With a sharp knife, puncture and score the skin of the ham, making parallel 1/2-inch-deep incisions. Turn the ham and score again to make a grid-like pattern.
  3. In a small bowl combine the salt, Essence, pepper, and cayenne. Rub evenly all over the ham. Place the ham, fatty side up, in a large roasting pan. Place 1 clove where the lines intersect on the ham. Rub the sugar evenly over the ham, pressing to pack. Pour 2 cups of cola into the bottom of the roasting pan and bake for 1 hour. In a container, combine the whisky and the remaining 2 cups of cola.
  4. Baste the ham with the whiskey and cola and continue to bake, basting every 15 minutes with the whisky and coke mixture and pan juices, until the ham is cooked through, the skin is crisp and dark, and a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest at least 20 minutes before carving. To serve, slice the meat thinly across the grain and arrange on a platter.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 239.51 Kcal (1003 kJ)
Calories from fat 71.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.95g 12%
Cholesterol 26.45mg 9%
Sodium 938.42mg 39%
Potassium 148.26mg 3%
Total Carbs 37.04g 12%
Sugars 36.03g 144%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 6.16g 12%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 46.5mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 162.22 Kcal (679 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.38g 12%
Cholesterol 17.92mg 9%
Sodium 635.57mg 39%
Potassium 100.42mg 3%
Total Carbs 25.09g 12%
Sugars 24.4g 144%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Protein 4.17g 12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 3%
Calcium 31.5mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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