Sous-vide Christmas ham – Julskinka

A user has asked about the cooking time and temperature for Christmas ham.

The Christmas ham or Yule ham is a traditional dish related to Christmas or the Yule Festival. It has been suggested that the tradition emerged among the Germanic peoples as a sacrifice to Frey, a Nordic god related to wild boar, harvest and fertility.

Here is the chef’s answer:

As the weight and thickness of the product vary, it is recommended to use a heart probe. This shows when the desired temperature inside the product is reached. Later, the recipe can be standardised. For Christmas-style ham, the temperature reached should be 60ºC if it is to serve immediately or 65ºC if it is to be conserved and served later.