Whats the difference between the butt and shank portion/half ham?

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Whats the difference between the butt and shank portion/half ham?

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The shank portion or shank half of a bone-in ham tends to be a bigger piece of meat, easier to carve and the bone is easier to use when making soups. The butt portion or butt half tends to be smaller and a leaner piece of meat, but can be more difficult to carve due to the irregular shape of one of its bones (aitch bone).

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