On 11/20/2011 6:32 AM, Chuck Norcutt wrote:
> Oh, I understood that perfectly well even though I've never eaten
> Iberian ham. It's just that at $600-1000 or more per ham I'm never
> likely to. And I wouldn't enjoy it no matter how good it was. :-)
In my limited experience, they are eaten quite differently. The Iberian and
Serrano hams are very strongly, and
deliciously, flavored, so that a little goes a long way. I've used Serrano ham
in cooking for flavor in a complex dish,
where I needed rather little of it. As someone already said, when eaten alone,
they are generally in very thin slices
and accompanied with bread, olives or olive oil, etc.
Eating a slab of Serrano, such as I would enjoy of a Smithfield, would, I
think, be unappetizing, as well as very expensive.
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