Deli Ham

233 grams of sliced deli ham on a scale
sliced and chopped deli ham on a dehydrator tray
70 grams of dehydrated deli ham on a scale



Dry Time 

3-5 hours

Wet Weight 

233 grams

Dry Weight 

70 grams

Notes / Directions 

  • Deli sliced ham dehydrates exactly like deli turkey.
  • Whatever you do, don't use regular ham. It will not rehydrate properly.
  • Due to the relatively high fat content of packaged ham, store it in a refrigerator until ready to use.
  • I do not recommend using it as an ingredient for trips in excess of a week as it will likely go rancid.
  • Typically, the cheaper the sliced ham the better it will rehydrate. Don't waste your money on expensive stuff.
  • It should be leathery and semi-crunchy when completely dry.
  • You may notice splotches of oil; toss it in a bag lined with paper towels and shake to remove excess fat.