Patent Number: 6,168,822

Title: Method for producing a bone-in ham steak

Abstract: A process for producing a bone-in ham steak made by separating the muscle, fat, and femur bone from a green ham, processing the muscle and fat to form an aggregation of cured muscle, fat, and bone and cooking the aggregate under vacuum. The cooked meat product is chilled, removed from the film package, and, thereafter, smoked to a golden color. It is then sliced transversely into a plurality of bone-in ham steaks having uniform sizes, shapes, and weights.

Inventors: Reicks; John Alphonse (West Point, MS), Davidson; Dwight (West Point, MS), Henley; Jesse (West Point, MS)

Assignee: Sara Lee Corporation

International Classification: A23L 1/31 (20060101); A23L 001/314 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018