Definition of Smithfield ham in English:
A dry-cured ham produced near Smithfield, Virginia, from hogs that have fed on hickory nuts, acorns, and peanuts.
- It is said that the best Smithfield hams are made from hogs that are partially peanut-fed.
- However, Virginia can't produce enough hogs to make her famous Smithfield hams and has to get the majority of them from North Carolina.
- Virginia hams or Smithfield hams are universally recognized to be the country's finest, and serving these hams with red eye gravy is a regional specialty.