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Jamon serrano


Ubiquitous jamon serrano… Wherever you go in Spain, you’ll find it, in shops, bars, restaurants, everywhere.
The name means mountain ham.
The way it works. You buy a whole leg, and the special outfit to hold it. Take a very sharp knife, keep it as flat as possible, and start cutting the finest possible stripes of delicious ham.
One thing though: you’ll need some good ans sharp teeth to eat it.
Recipes? Hundreds, probably thousands!
More info here!

13 responses

  1. So one is supposed to eat the whole thing? 🙂 Seems yummy…
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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    February 27, 2010 at 9:23 am

  2. You are indeed correct about the ubiquitous Spanish hams. I have a photo of Julie taken on Christmas night in a little bar in a small town in the mountains south of Grenada, I think it was called Alhama de Grenada. Julie is standing in front of the bar and hanging from the ceiling behind her was, of course, a row of hams.

    Thank you, as always, for your comments on my site. I apologize that I was not able to respond or visit your site for several weeks, as Julie and I were in Tanzania, with very little internet access.

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    February 27, 2010 at 9:15 am

  3. Interesting. I've never seen that here at least.

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    February 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

  4. Yum, ham off the bone. I'm feeling hungry just looking at them. A wonderful culinary delight.
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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    February 27, 2010 at 3:42 am

  5. Remember its taste very well, thank you for the memories very much. A weekend with only happy taste for you all.

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    February 27, 2010 at 2:02 am

  6. bella!

    Aloha, Friend

    Comfort Spiral

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    February 27, 2010 at 2:01 am

  7. Looks delicious! Just done some catching up – thanks for interesting photos – and once again, the colourful header! You surely can't keep that up!

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    February 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm

  8. I'd give it a try – a sandwich, non?
    Bon weekend!

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    February 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

  9. JM

    Mmmmmmm… My mouth is watering now! 🙂

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    February 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

  10. This is quite an enticing display.

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    February 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm

  11. Oh yummy. I love smoked ham!

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    February 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm

  12. P.S.: je veux bien un peu de Iberico aussi. Me souviens plus s'il y a un accent sur le e.

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    February 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

  13. Oui ben là comme je n'en ai pas et que ça me fait saliver, je crois que je vais aller nous préparer de l'aligot ! 😉 Bon w/e !

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    February 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm