1 fully-cooked shank half ham
- bone-in (pre-sliced,is be
1 c sugar
1/4 t cinnamon,Ground
1/4 t nutmeg,Ground
1/4 t clove,Ground
1/8 t paprika
1. First you must slice your ham. Use a very sharp knife to cut the ham
into very thin slices around the bone. Do not cut all the way down to
the bone or the meat may not hold together properly as it is being glazed.
You want the slices to be quite thin, but not so thin that they begin to
fall apart or off the bone. You may wish to turn the ham onto its flat end
and cut around it starting at the bottom. You can then spin the ham as you
slice around and work your way up.
2. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl.
3. Lay down a couple sheets of wax paper onto a flat surface, such as
your kitchen counter. Pour the sugar mixture onto the wax paper and spread
it around evenly.
4. Pick up the ham and roll it over the sugar mixture so that it is
well coated. Do not coat the flat end of the ham, just the outer surface
which you have sliced through.
5. Turn the ham onto its flat end on a plate. Use a blow torch with a
medium-size flame to caramelize the sugar. Wave the torch over the
sugar with rapid movement, so that the sugar bubbles and browns, but does not
burn. Spin the plate so that you can torch the entire surface of the ham. Repeat
the coating and caramelizing process until the ham has been well-glazed (don't
expect to use all of the sugar mixture). Serve the ham cold or re-heated,