This store has earned the following certifications.
☆ A TASTE FROM ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME ☆ - You have found it! Most processed ham brands claiming to be Country Ham are very different from our natural air-dried Country Hams as cured for generations on the family farms of Appalachia.
☆ RAY’S RESTAURANTS ORIGINAL STYLE ☆ - Ray Goad was a food service pioneer as the first to serve his famous Country Ham Biscuits in a fast food restaurant.
☆ SURPRISE FRIENDS & FAMILY WITH A GIFT OF COUNTRY HAM ☆ - Sharing of good food is our way of showing we care. A gift of Rays Country Ham will bring them home again
☆ EACH PACKAGE INCLUDES CENTER SLICE AND END CUTS OF PREMIUM QUALITY COUNTRY HAM. ☆ - Those who know how real Country Ham tastes choose Ray’s Country Ham slices knowing it comes from a family dedicated to this traditional artisanal craft for 75 years!
|Cured for Rays Country Ham Company LLC, Mount Airy, NC
|11 x 4 x 0.5 inches; 2.25 Pounds
Don't buy this product if you don't like country ham or don't want to try one. Country ham is an old-fashioned salt-cured ham; that makes the meat salty and drier, therefore much less tender than your typical grocery store ham that is pumped full of water and cured in a different way. You can use the suggestions in these reviews to reduce the salt (like soaking it in water before using) if that's a problem for you. FYI: Ray's the least salty brand of authentic country ham that we've tried. You have to take the lack of water content into account in looking at the price; removing most of the moisture means that you aren't paying for water, as you could be if you bought a regular ham. The concentration of flavor in this kind of ham is amazing.True country ham is not that easy to find on the West Coast. Being able to get this from Amazon is wonderful. Getting it in packets of slices is even better, because It's hard to use up an entire country ham while it's at its peak.Most of the time, we cook up one slice at a time and use it differently than many people reviewing the product. We mince or dice about an ounce of that slice at a time over about a week and use it in many different dishes: almost any vegetable dish, rice (fried or steamed), stir fry dishes, poultry stuffing. A little bit adds a huge amount of flavor. Often, we use the ham instead of salt in a recipe - the whole dish ends up with just the right amount of saltiness, whereas using both the salt called for an in the recipe and this ham might be too much.
I sent this ham to a friend of mine for Christmas, and he is a ham connoisseur. He is enjoying this and loves the taste. Its a good value for the money.
Great flavor fast service
Very tasty, but a bit saltier than I like. Packaging was convenient. Ham (warmed) was coupled with sunny side up eggs for breakfast.
Did not taste good at all
The ham was way too salty, but had a good flavor.
Make sure that you soak these slices of ham in cold water for at least an hour, draining it thoroughly and re-soaking it. That will take out some of the salt. Then you can cook it . . . just warm it up. Don't fry it. It's also plenty tough. All-in-all it's just okay.
Packaged well and taste great.
Ray's country ham is awesome. We follow the directions on the package (soaking first, then don't fry too long - just enough time to get a saucy "gravy"). It turns out great every time. We can't get country ham locally (Michigan). So, we were lucky to find this ham on Amazon (and keep buying!)!