Ran into a product I hadn’t seen before, a boneless half ham from Frick’s Meat, a purveyor from Washington, MO (about 40 miles west of St. Louis, halfway between I-70 on the north, and I-44 on the south. Frick’s has been around for nearly a century and a quarter, and manufacturers processed pork products, including hams, bacon, and sausages.
Family owned and operated for four generations, the products are widely distributed. The ham is fully cooked in the wrapper, but has a 10-15% shrinkage when pan-fried.
This is a product I really enjoyed, other than the price, but I have that objection to all meat these days.
My favorite hams are the naturally cured ones for a long period of time from Virginia, especially the biscuit-sized pieces, which aren’t available in the stores near me, but I order by mail a couple times a year.
The hams are processed at Frick’s factory in Washington, MO at 360 M. E. Frick Drive. The factory is pictured below.
Fricks Ham Review