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Cooking with pork, Nancy Freeman's way

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Pork is ideal for the calorie conscious. Pork's high ratio of nutrients to calories is termed "high nutrient density". A three ounce serving of lean pork has only 165 calories. Besides being comparatively low in calories, three ounces of cooked lean pork contains only a moderate amount of cholesterol; just 67 mg. 

Mississippi's 439 pork producers sold 180 million pounds of pork in 2010 for a production value of $96 million dollars to our state's economy.  For more information about Mississippi's pork industry go to www.growingmississippi.org or follow Farm Families of Mississippi on Facebook.

On the 4 O'clock Show Nancy Freeman made two recipes, one for a delicious dinner and the other for a  tasty breakfast.

Baked Ham with Waldorf Sauce
Recipe from PorkBeInspired.com

4 pound fully-cooked boneless smoked ham
2 cups apple juice, OR apple cider
2 inch stick cinnamon
1/2 cup celery
sliced 1 tablespoon butter
1 cup apple, chopped
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water

Place ham on rack in shallow roasting pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for about 1 hour or until meat thermometer registers 140 degrees F. (about 15-18 minutes per pound.)

In a small saucepan combine apple juice and cinnamon; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon.

In a skillet cook celery in butter until tender but not brown. Stir in apple juice, chopped apple, walnuts, raisins and brown sugar; cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water; stir into the apple mixture. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve with ham.

Serves 16. This sauce has all the flavors from the famous Waldorf apple salad. Serve with a mixed greens salad and glazed carrots.

Nancy Freeman's Sausage Muffins
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and well drained
2 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup melted margarine
1 c. milk
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine egg, melted margarine and milk in a small bowl. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture stirring until ingredients are moist. Stir in cooked sausage and cheese. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes 20 muffins. Cook's Note: If you want to make the muffins ahead of time they can be stored after baking in the refrigerator or freezer. Simply warm the desired number of muffins in a microwave or standard oven before serving.

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, www.growingmississippi.org

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