I’m going by central market after work to pick up the beef for tomorrow and want to try and incorporate some parmacotto ham. (If you haven’t tried this, it’s AMAZING.) Any idea on something to make with that that would go well with burgers?
Is it thin sliced like proscuitto or would you have a big hunk of it like a Virginia ham? You could do a gourmet takeoff on am ham and cheese sandwich. Slice some ciabatta or focaccia in lengthwise to make a sandwich, put the ham in with a nice fontina, add some shaved parmesan and grill.
They can cut it any way I need. I was thinking finger food of some sort. Perhaps mini sandwiches as a side? Know of any crackers that would work well with that idea?
Everything I am thinking of other than ham and cheese would be bad for your deviated uvula. That kind of ham pairs great with fruit because the salty-smokiness pairs really well with the sweet acidity of an apple, pear, fig, or peach. Definitely mini sandwiches is the direction I’d go.
Oooo I really like the idea of apple wedges with it. Thanks for the sounding board!
One more suggestion – balsamic reduction. Take a cup of balsamic vinegar, simmer it until it reduced by a half to a third. Drizzle on your ham. The sweet/sharp flavor really enhances stuff like proscuitto.