Honeyville's Rancher’s Cut Freeze Dried Diced Ham is made from 100% wholesome pork, inspected and approved by the USDA, leaving no doubt that you’re getting the best on the market. Our ham dices always make great dishes, including salads, pastas, omelets, casseroles and more! The one thing you never have to sacrifice with Honeyville long term food is taste; our meats are both delicious and shelf stable. With these ham dices now available in smaller, travel size cans, you can enjoy them on the go for camping, hiking, road trips and backpacking with ease.
The main source of protein in the average daily diet comes from meat, so we understand how meats are an important storage item for emergency preparedness. The biggest benefits of ham is not just protein, but also iron, magnesium, and B vitamins, so stock up with Honeyville’s great tasting ham. It’s your best bet for both food storage and everyday cooking.
Shelf-Life: Freeze Dried Diced Ham will store for 10 to 15 years in an unopened sealed can (oxygen absorber included) under ideal storage conditions (cool, dry place). Once opened, freeze dried meat should be used within 1 month if refrigerated, 1 week if not.
To Rehydrate: Add 1 cup of boiling water to ½ cup of Freeze Dried Ham. Stir once, cover and let stand for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain off excess water and use the ham as you would use fresh ham.
Uses: Freeze Dried Ham can be used to make Omelets, meat sauces, pastas and more.
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Packaging: Freeze Dried Ham is sealed air tight in a small can and weighs 10 ounces. The #10 can weighs approximately 1.5 pounds. A case contains 6 #10 cans and weighs 9 pounds. Each #10 can contains 27 servings while the small can has 12 servings. One serving size is ½ cup. Once rehydrated, a serving size comes out to about 3/4 cup.
Ingredients: Cooked Diced Ham (Pork, Water, Salt, Sugar, Potassium Lactate, Sodium Phosphate, Smoke Flavors, Sodium Diacetate, Spice Extractives, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Soy Lecithin).
Allergen information: Contains soy.
I was kinda disappointed in the ham. A little too salty for my taste. It takes alot longer to rehydrate than it recommends on the can, but once it does works well in potato soup, omelets, scalloped potatoes, etc. I will buy more of this...just wish it lasted longer once opened.Review by Peggy Payne
Was skeptical so I ordered the small can, now ordering the large can. Made homemade potato soup and added the rehydrated ham and onions, WOW delicious!! Love the flavor of the ham!Review by Mickie
The ham flavor is great. Has the pork, the smoke, and the salt in fine balance to add as a flavoring to veggies. It needs to be totally rehydrated and cooked for at least 20 minutes for best texture. However, even the small can is difficult to use after opening within the shelf life recommendations. Storing bulk dried foods in a refrigerator is somewhat of an oxymoron since they are often used when electricity is out. The flavor and texture, when properly cooked, are spot on. It makes a decent salty, crunchy snack out of the can. Just wish it came in pouches so that I could rotate meats before they go bad instead of having to finish off one at a time within a week or two. Makes eating good food boring.Review by willy
I just took a taste test. I got the small can of ham to test. I have hopes that mixing it with hash browns and eggs beaters--I'll have a pretty good dinner.Review by Margaret
Some quick notes. I've found and this might be me. If I let foods soak in hot water longer they soften up more. This seems true of the ham and is most especially true of the hash browns. Those let them soak for several hours if not overnight. You get a product that is amazingly rehydrated and totally edible.
Oh and one other thing--do hang onto one of your empty #10 cans with the lids. You'll want to ziplock your freeze dried meats and put them back into the container into the fridge for food safety.
Next test will be the sausage.