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?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Probably a combination of fat and natural gelatin that firmed up around the meat as it cooled.  Perfectly natural and safe. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yep you got it right! Gelatin  the stuff they make Jell-O from.

  • kswck2
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    1 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. 

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