If you live up North, you probably don’t know what “city” ham is. That’s because you only have one kind of ham, sadly for you. Here in the South, we have two kinds – country ham and city ham. Country ham is heavily salted and cured ham that we love fried in a little butter and coffee and plopped on a homemade biscuit with blackberry jam.
City ham comes in a plastic bag and it’s already cooked. Really, you just need to warm it up. King Daddy is very partial to a nice slab of city ham quickly fried in butter and served with scrambled eggs and biscuits when we have “breakfast for supper.” But the other night, he wondered what would happen if we (me) made a blackberry glaze and grilled the ham. Blackberry jam is really the only kind of jam or jelly he likes. I am quite sure it goes back to when he was a child and picked blackberries with his Granny Belle.
- 1 center-cut slice city ham
- ½ cup seedless blackberry jelly
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Melt the blackberry jelly in a small saucepan and add the mustard and brown sugar. Reserve.
- Preheat the grill to medium high.
- Grill the ham slice until nice char marks appear on each side, 2-3 minutes per side.
- Glaze each side of the ham with the blackberry mixture and allow the glaze to set for 1-2 minutes on each side.