Recipe shared by Joe Mattingly of Lancaster, Kentucky.
3 cups vinegar
1 tsp ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar
Remove ham hock and save for seasoning of vegatables (such as greenbeans, etc.) Scrub ham to remove mold and dirt. Cover ham in water and soak at least 8 hours.
Place ham in roaster pan, fat side down. Add 3 cups of water and the vinegar. Sprinkle in powdered cloves and cover ham in brown sugar. Place lid on snug and set in a cold oven. Set temperature to 350 degrees. When oven reaches 350 degrees, cut temp back to 250 degrees and bake ham for five & a half hours for a fourteen pound ham (add one half hour for each additional half pound).
Leave in unopened oven for at least 8 hours. Once ham has been removed from roaster pan, trim away fat and skin and remove all bones. This should not be hard to do. Place ham on foil and tie with cotton string to form a solid hunk of meat. Rub brown sugar over ham and wrap ham in foil and place in refrigerator overnight. The next day your ham will slice perfectly and taste wonderfully.