Homemade ham involves more than just buying a prepared ham and peeling off the wrapper. Prepare this keto homemade ham recipe yourself and you won’t have to worry about the sugar in store-bought ham.
That’s right – that ham you picked up at the grocery store is hiding more than just meat. Sugar, brown sugar, and preservatives galore await you. After all, you didn’t think that “glaze” was natural, did you?
What To Do With Your Ham
If you’re making this ham for yourself, or perhaps just a party of two, you may be wondering what to do with the leftovers.
After all, if you’re putting in the extra effort to prepare it yourself, you want to make sure it goes to good use!
A little creativity goes a long way and helps with meal planning. Luckily, ham is pretty versatile and most people have no qualms eating it for breakfast.
I love ham and eggs, and that’s a good option for your ketogenic diet, or even if you’re just watching your carbs.
Diced ham is also a great way to liven up a salad. You could also make some keto bread and put together a ham sandwich.
How Much Meat is Too Much?
The keto diet often raises the question of “How much meat is too much?” That’s a tough question.
To make a long story short, there isn’t conclusive evidence that protein can prevent ketosis. The better thing to focus on is getting your carbohydrate intake below 25 g a day.
Once you’ve got the hang of that, you can tweak your fat and protein intake until you see the results you’re after.
Keto Homemade Ham Recipe
- 2 lbs (900 g) smoked boneless gammon (raw pork leg that’s used to make ham)
- 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1/2 whole cinnamon stick
- 1/4 whole nutmeg
- 1/4 cup salt
- Add all the ingredients to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil, and use a spoon to skim off any foam on top.
- Turn down the heat to a simmer and half cover with a lid. Make sure the water doesn’t evaporate too quickly.
- Simmer for an hour and a half. Remove the pot from the stove and let the ham cool in the liquid for an hour.
- Remove from the liquid and refrigerate for up to 1 week.