SWEA Torontos Virtual Swedish Christmas Fair
SWEA Torontos Virtual Swedish Christmas Fair
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Griljerad Julskinka - Breaded Swedish Christmas Ham



The Christmas ham has a traditional and important place on the Christmas table. Grilling the ham itself is not difficult. It is possible to make with a store-bought cooked ham as well as one you cook or bake yourself. 

We recommend that you buy a Swedish style Christmas ham through the Swedish Church. (See link below). The Swedish Christmas ham is treated in a salt and sugar brine for 1-2 weeks (depending on size). The salt penetrates partly into the meat and gives flavor and durability. In addition to taste, sugar gives a soft texture.

After being cooked or baked the ham is ready to be breaded and grilled for the Smörgåsbord.  PLEASE NOTE: The Christmas Ham you buy from our webshop through the Toronto Swedish Church is not cooked, only cured. You MUST cook or bake the ham before you bread and grill the top of it. (see instructions below). 


5 tbsp Mustard

2 Egg Yolks

1 tbsp Honey

1 tsp Ground Ginger

1 tbsp Potato Flour (Corn starch will work too)

Bread Crumbs

Optional: Whole cloves for decoration and garnish


1) Turn your oven on at 437 degrees Farenheit

2) Mix ingredients, except the bread crumbs, in a bowl. 

3) Put your ham in an oven-safe pan and brush the mustard mixture on the ham. 

4) Sprinkle the ham with bread crumbs. If you are using the whole cloves you will stick them into the ham. 

5) Put the ham in the middle of the oven. Bake it until it gets a nice colour, 10-15 minutes. Put the ham somewhere cool to cool down quickly.

Find these products in the Swedish Christmas Fair shop. Just 'click' on the picture. 



Instructions for cooking your raw Christmas ham before breading and grilling it: 

In Swedish: https://www.koket.se/kokt-julskinka

In English: https://www.food.com/recipe/boiled-ham-11162

Instructions for baking your raw Christmas ham before breading and grilling it: 

In Swedish: https://www.koket.se/anna-och-fanny-bergenstrom/varmratter/korv-chark/ugnsbakad-julskinka-med-senapsgriljering/

 In English: https://www.kroger.com/r/swedish-christmas-ham-recipe/184380