In my family ham is the traditional meat that’s prepared for Easter dinner. That got me wondering, why ham? Why not turkey or chicken or even steak? So off to Google I went to ask “why ham for Easter dinner”. Of course Google didn’t let me down and I soon found out that ham is the traditional meat chosen for Easter dinner because in the early days, meat was slaughtered in the fall. Back then our ancestors did not have the wonderful refrigerators and freezers that we have today and an ability to refrigerate or freeze the meat that was slaughtered. Therefore, fresh pork that wasn’t consumed during the winter months before Lent was cured for spring. This curing process took a long time, which meant that the first hams were usually ready around the time of Easter. Which made ham the natural choice for Easter dinner.
But there are so many different ways to prepare ham how can you decide which way to prepare it for your family’s Easter dinner? I’m always a fan of a good honey baked ham but there are so many other options as well.
12 Delicious Ham Recipes for Easter Dinner
Here’s a roundup of delicious ham recipes to chose from for Easter dinner.