Heated a Mitchell cooked ham last night and noticed a gelatinous type skin on it that peeled off in pieces but appeared to be breaking down?
Any idea what that is?
- Nikki PLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Probably a combination of fat and natural gelatin that firmed up around the meat as it cooled. Perfectly natural and safe.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yep you got it right! Gelatin the stuff they make Jell-O from.
- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
You have one of two things: Mitchell hams are generally not packaged in metal, rather it is wrapped in paper and with a plastic netting around it. The gelatin may be coagulated fat from the ham being chilled, or it has started to go bad. The smell alone should tell you the difference.