Jamon Serrano

Posted by Lisa on November 12th, 2007 — Posted in Misc

Well, we finally did it. After 2 years of talk, we finally bought it. Yes, I’m talking about a Serrano ham. When we first moved here, the things freaked me out. They have them hanging in the stores, and the foot is still attached. I didn’t realize at first what it was. Apparently, my friend Jenny didn’t either. She invited us all over for xmas our first year here and bought a ham to cook (or so she thought). When she got it home, it still had the hoof attached, so she tried to saw it off. When that didn’t work, she decided just to throw the whole thing in the oven, hoof and all. To be honest, I don’t remember if I ate it or not, I just remember how much fun we had with them. Anyways, I digress. We had our friends Rikki and Chris over for dinner the other night, and decided to break it open and have some melon with it. It was AWESOME!! The ham is now sitting on the counter (it came with a stand and a knife) waiting to be eaten. Steve likes to carve some off when he gets home from work, and sit on the patio, watch the sunset and have a beer (wine or pisco sour for me). Life doesn’t get much better! If the Margheims are lucky, we’ll try not to eat it all before they come!!

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Comment by Anne Marie & Alex

Yeah for the new posts!

Alex is jealous of the Jamon and while it is so yummy, I think it would have taken me a while to buy our own personal leg. Can you keep the hoof as a souvenier?

Posted on November 12, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Comment by Janet

ok, I have heard you talk about this for a long time, and I always thought it wouldn’t be too appetizing, but it actually looks really good!! Looks like prosciutto!

Posted on November 12, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Comment by Cara Resig

I agree with Janet. Looks way better than I was anticipating!

Posted on November 13, 2007 at 10:09 am

Comment by Steve

Janet, it is basically the same thing as prosciutto. The Italians apparently imported spanish hogs to do their own version.

Posted on November 14, 2007 at 11:31 am

Comment by mom

Wonder if it’d make good baked beans? Probably not in the crockpot, though!

Posted on November 14, 2007 at 2:39 pm

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