This is ham that is cured, coated liberal
ly with a honey glaze, and baked. The process causes the honey
glaze to crystal
lize while it mixes with the ham juice
s, leaving a brown sugar
y coating on the surface of the hock
As with most ham, honey-baked will keep in your refrigerator, until the second coming. Unfortunately, the process does not render the resulting ham any more kosher, oh well.
The crust is the best part. I always try to get a big chunk when that spiral-sliced is lowered onto the table.