Don’t for­get the ham

Herald on Sunday - - IN OTHER NEWS -

Don’t ex­pect your per­fect ham to be wait­ing for you on Christ­mas Eve — un­less you have pre­ordered it.

All the big su­per­mar­kets al­low cus­tomers to pre-or­der on their web­sites, or go into your lo­cal branch to do so.

There are also plenty of last­minute op­tions such as ready glazed hams in dis­pos­able roast­ing dishes.

Store it cor­rectly

Make sure you put it in­side a ham bag in the fridge and it can last for weeks. Emily Blu­men­thal from Food­stuffs said left­over ham can be used for things like a pizza top­ping, frit­tata and crois­sants.

“Whip up a frit­tata with ham and other left­over veg­eta­bles like fresh Jer­sey benne pota­toes and as­para­gus — that’s Box­ing Day brekkie sorted.

“Talk­ing to more than 600 Kiwis we found 93 per cent of New Zealan­ders’ Christ­mas hams don’t get fin­ished on the day, with more than half of those tak­ing around a week or even longer to get through their ham.”

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