"World's Best" Baked Ham - 17-19 lbs.

When the restaurant opened in 1938, it catered to lines of longshoremen and laborers, newspapermen, and businessmen. Situated between a thriving waterfront and the courthouse, Poydras Street was a working-class neighborhood. Food tastes were simple, and Mother’s ham became a classic that has stood the test of time. This bone-in ham is supplied by a local meatpacking company. The magic happens in the ovens—the recipe has been a very closely-held secret for almost a century.

In the restaurant, ham is served three ways: 1) Black (thin slices of the seasoned crust), 2) Fried (pan-fried thick-cut slices or steaks), and 3) sliced (for sandwiches, etc.). Chunks of ham can also be used to season a pot of red beans, used in soups and stews, or added to season vegetables (e.g., cabbage, turnip greens, etc.).

If you know New Orleans, you know Mother’s! Mother’s is a must-visit for anyone who wants a true taste of the Big Easy. Simon and Mary (Mother) Landry opened it as a humble po’boy shop in 1938, and in 1986 their sons Jacques and Eddie sold the business to current owners Jerry and John Amato, who expanded the menu but changed little else. Today, Mother’s remains a regular haunt for locals and tourists alike, who line up to order now-iconic dishes like roast beef “debris” (pronounced DAY-bree), the “World’s Best” baked ham, and decadent bread pudding laced with brandy butter sauce. Mother’s is undeniably one of the most iconic restaurants in all of New Orleans!

More Details

This package serves 20-30 people and includes a Whole Baked Ham (approx. 17-19 lbs.)

  • Ham arrives fully cooked


Pork, Salt, Seasonings; Cured With Water, Brown Sugar, Sodium Phosphate, Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy And Corn Protein, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.

Instructions / Storage

  • Ham ships fresh with ice packs, may thaw during transit.
  • Upon arrival, store ham in the refrigerator.
  • Ham lasts up to 7 days in the refrigerator, do not freeze.

To Serve

  • Allow ham to thaw and reach room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place a wire rack in a shallow baking pan.
  • Fill the baking pan with approximately 1 inch of water and place ham on the rack (do not allow water to touch the ham).
  • Cover loosely with foil to prevent drying out.
  • Place baking pan with ham in oven for approximately 45 minutes (do not allow the ham to
    dry out).
  • Remove ham from the oven and allow ham to rest in the pan for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice ham towards the bone (not along its length).
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Shipping Details

  • Mother’s Restaurant ships Wednesday and Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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I was nervous that it wasn't going to arrive as scheduled, but it did! And I love how everything is so easy to make at home. You can get incredible food without leaving your house!
Angel D. - Utica, NE
The service was quick, well-packaged, with precise directions for storage and heating, and had great communication and response time.
Karen J. - Naperville, IL
Everything was so fresh and well packed. Absolutely delicious!
Chet K. - Lincoln, NE
On time delivery, food was a gift so I can’t comment myself but the recipients loved every bite!
Matthew S. - Liberty Twp, OH
Ordering was simple and the order arrived exactly as promised
Jean S. - Nellysford, VA
Food arrived in a wonderful package with easy, yet detailed instructions for reheating. We enjoyed a great meal from Mother's, one of my husbands favorite restaurants, and we got to relive so many of his favorite memories associated with New Orleans!
Chuck H. - Arlington, VA
They delivered my ham in a snow storm. Amazing!!!!
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