This recipe calls for a pre-cooked ham, not cured or canned. It takes a bit of attention with frequent basting.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 10 pounds pre-cooked ham
- 6 cups cola-flavored carbonated beverage
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 2 tablespoons Dijon-style prepared mustard
- 2 cups dried bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 325 degrees (165 degrees C).
Place ham fat side down in a shallow pan. Pour cola into pan 1/2 inch deep. Bake 2 to 3 hours, or until ham can easily be pierced with a fork, basting with cola every 15 minutes. Center of ham will read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) on a meat thermometer. Remove ham from pan and cool.
Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cut away the rind with a sharp knife. Combine sugar, mustard, bread crumbs and enough cola to form a thick paste. Spread paste over entire ham. Place ham on roasting rack in oven and bake 45 minutes longer, basting every 10 minutes, until mustard paste has melted into a dark glaze. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before slicing.