How To Cook A Ham Steak
Cooking Meats in the Oven
How many of you have sat down to cook a home-cooked meal and struggled with the idea of cooking meats in the oven? Ham is probably one of the most difficult meats to cook because it is already pink, and it is extremely difficult to know when your ham is cooked to satisfaction. Cooking meats in the oven is also harder just because we may not be used to the way an oven cooks the meat versus an outside grill, and, in the wintertime, it is especially difficult to use that nice outdoor grill for the occasion. This article will take you through a step-by-step process that will help you prepare a wonderful savory meal for you and your family!
Step 1: Finding Your Ham
The first thing you want to do is pick a good ham steak from your local grocery store. I personally prefer and suggest Smithfield Ham Steaks because they are the best quality and have a great taste. If you can't find a Smithfield, go for something that you like, but make sure it is a pre-packaged ham steak. (I prefer these because they are just easier to handle and cook than preparing a whole ham).
Step 2: Preparations
It really does not take much to prepare a ham steak. All you need to do is open the packaging and use the appropriate cookware to put in the oven. You will need to preheat your oven to about 350 or 375. Then, with each steak, wrap them in tin foil and put them on a cookie sheet. Once the oven is pre-heated, stick your hams in and let them cook for about 45 minutes. (You will definitely start to smell them towards the end, delicious!)
Step 3: Extras
That's really all it takes but if you want to add a little zest to your steak, I suggest adding crushed black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice on each steak. It really adds a little zing to your meal! The best side dishes to accompany your ham steaks are mashed potatoes and green beans. The garlic mashed potatoes especially go well with Smithfield Ham. Once you have completed your home-cooked meal, enjoy!