Swedish Christmas Ham (Julskinka)

18960 mins (prep 18720, cooking 240)
12 ingredients
1 servings
This is the traditional way to make a ham for the smorgasbord served on Christmas Eve in Sweden. I grew up eating this wonderful dish, and look forward to it ever year. It's really an investment of time- yes, it takes two weeks to make. But, most of that is hands-off; and the result is well worth it. This recipe was written before commercial refrigeration was available, and I'm posting it the old fashioned way. If you have room in your fridge to keep a 10-12 pound ham for two weeks- be my guest. I just put it in my unheated (and VERY cool) laundry room to cure and brine. I do, of course, refrigerate the leftovers.

Categories:  ham , seasonal , swedish , christmas , time-to-make , holiday , served-cold , european , winter , presentation , main-dish , pork , meat , >-1-day , scandinavian ,
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Serving Size (6573.64 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 10426.14 Calories from Fat 5047.02
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 560.78g 862.74%
Saturated Fat 186.29g 931.44%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 3211.49mg 1070.5%
Sodium 423440.1mg 17643.34%
Total Carbohydrate 390.27g 130.09%
Dietary Fiber 0.22 g 0.89%
Sugars 160.96 g %
Protein 898.35g 1796.7%
Vitamin A 13.31IU% Vitamin C 0.89mg%
Calcium 613.14mg% Iron 48.59mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
allspice berries, fresh breadcrumbs