Whether this will be the first year you’ve thrown a Christmas or holiday party or organizing one is an annual event, working with a catering service in Williamsport, PA can help make your event a success.
One of the many items that Tony’s Delicatessen & Fresh Meats offers to make your celebration one to remember is Christmas ham. Just as turkey is often a traditional meat served at Thanksgiving, ham is frequently a popular meat to serve with Christmas dinner.
Aside from being a long-honored tradition that many of your event attendees may likely be familiar with and appreciate, ham is more versatile than you might think. One of the signature items available at Tony’s is one of our main entrées, carved baked ham with glaze. If you’d like to try your hand at preparing a ham recipe yourself, we also have wood-smoked hams available for purchase.
If you’ve always prepared ham the same way and you’re looking to do something a bit different, consider the variety of ways in which ham can be prepared. Among the many ways to prepare ham are:
- Fully cooked ham: This tends to be among the most traditional ways to serve a ham and may be what many of your guests anticipate seeing when learning that ham will be served. To serve fully cooked ham, heat it to an internal temperature of at least 148 degrees Fahrenheit. It will not need to be reheated before it is served. If you do choose to reheat it, which can often produce a deeper flavor, heat the ham this time to an internal temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Canadian bacon: This term (or alternately, back bacon) refers to a lean cut of meat that comes from the middle back of the animal. It is smoked and precooked and can be categorized more closely as a type of ham than bacon.
- Bayonne ham: This variety of ham comes from France and is raw and not cooked. It’s cured with Bayonne salt and is a popular ham to slice and serve with bread.
- Dry curing: To prepare this type of ham, rub salt over the whole surface of the meat. The ham becomes preserved and ready to prepare and serve after the storage process, which gives the meat the chance to thoroughly absorb the salt.
Whether you serve one of our catered ham dishes or prepare your own, your main course is sure to be a hit! And if you’re looking for some additional ham-related options, look no further than Tony’s homemade ham gravy.
When you need a catering service in Williamsport, PA that you can trust to provide high-quality menu options for your Christmas or holiday celebration, turn to Tony’s Delicatessen & Fresh Meats. We have everything you need to cater your Christmas or holiday party.
Some of our available options include heat-and-serve trays of delicious favorites like macaroni and cheese, lasagna, broccoli and cheese casserole and trays of items like cold cuts, finger sandwiches, cookies and fresh cut fruits and vegetables. We customize each order to your individual needs, and all food is prepared fresh. Stop by today!
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