How To Cook A Country Ham. While the ham is ready to eat, it may have been exposed to bacteria while immersed in water so, cooking it at this point is important. Instructions for cooking country hams are usually two ways:
Place in oven on lowest shelf and bake for 2 hours. Most folks don't know what they are missing and shy away from the country hams hanging from the butcher's ceiling. Turn up the heat and bring the pot to a rolling boil.
Bake at 500f for 15 minutes, let sit for 2hours, bake at 500f for 15 minutes and let sit for 6 hours.
Bring water to 190°f (simmering, not boiling). Is country ham already cooked? Add water as needed to keep ham covered. Place slices in skillet turning lean part of ham away from the hottest part of the skillet.