A picnic ham is a cut of pork taken from the shoulder of a pig. It is technically not a ham. Ham by definition is cut from the upper part of a pig's hind leg. A picnic ham also called a picnic shoulder is an inexpensive alternative for a true ham when making casseroles or soups. How much picnic ham you will need for a meal depends if the ham is bone-in or not. If it is a bone-in picnic ham, plan on at least a ¾ of a pound of meat per serving. For a boneless ham allow ¼ to ⅓ of a pound per serving.
|Things You'll Need|
|5||- to 8-pound picnic ham|
|2||cups of liquid: apple or orange juice or chicken broth|