Monday, October 2, 2017

Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham and Oyster dinners in St. Mary's County, MD

These fundraising annual dinners are held in church rec halls and fire departments in St. Mary's County.  The corned ham - wet cured with unusual taste - is stuffed with kale, cabbage, celery, onions & lots of red pepper, detailed in post HERE

The additional 'proteins' (fried chicken, turkey, shrimp...) and side dishes vary, so contact them about details, date and price (has been $25-30). 

Oct. 8  Leonardtown.  Camp Maria Retreat Center 6th Annual Oyster Scald. scalded oysters, fried oyster basket, fried chicken basket, stuffed ham sandwich (sounds like individual basket meals)

Oct. 21-22 Leonardtown. 51st Annual oyster festival HERE. Oysters to eat, shucking contests and more
 
Oct. 22 Bushwood. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Dinner usually 4thSunday; with turkey and sides. 

Nov. 11  St. Mary’s City.  Trinity Episcopal Church.   Dinner with fried chicken, steamed-spiced shrimp and sides.


??  Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Stuffed ham, Oysters fried & raw. usually last Sat. Feb

??  Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Hollywood, MD


Past posts:  Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham  HERE and 'Country Hams' HERE


COUNTRY HAM DINNERS

'Country ham', ‘old hams’,  or 'Kentucky hams' (with Redeye gravy) are dry cured by salting and smoking.

OCTOBER
Oc 14  Chaptico. Christ Episcopal Church. Country and sweet ham, fried oysters

NOVEMBER
Mechanicsville.  St. Joseph Catholic Church dinner held at Mother Catherine Academy.  also fried oysters and turkey,

JUNE
Ju 24  Bushwood.  Sacred Heart Church   Crab Cakes, Country Ham, Fried Chicken and sides.  the 4th Sunday

There are also many other fundraisers with fried oysters in other parts of Maryland - the Bull and Oyster Roasts, Country ham or 'sweet' ham and fried oysters, Seafood dinners and other combinations.  These are done by museums, fire departments and other organizations with many people volunteering to help cook, serve and cleanup.

©2017 Patricia Bixler Reber
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