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How to Cut A Spiral Ham (in 6 Easy Steps!)

Updated March 18, 2020
No matter the holiday, there is something comforting about the smell of a ham baking away in the oven. But once it’s cooked, how do you cut it?

How to Cut a Spiral Ham

A hock of ham is an intimidating cut of meat, but don’t get distracted by its size. This short "how to" on carving a spiral ham will hopefully ease your mind. Get your knives ready, and read on:

  1. Let the ham rest on the cutting board after roasting it.
  2. Place the ham so the cut side is facing up.
  3. Guide your carving knife along the muscle lines, or the fat around the bone.
  4. The top and bottom pieces will fall away from the bone, but the smallest section will remain attached to the bone until you cut it away.
  5. Cut these three sections into equal slices. If your ham comes pre sliced, you won't need this step.
  6. Plate up your spiral ham and serve to your hungry family and friends!

If you don't eat all of your spiral cut ham, we have plenty of easy ham recipes to deal with the leftovers!