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Ingredients for one person:
- Two slices of crusty country bread
- Two slices of Bayonne Ham
- One clove of garlic
- Tapenade (paste of olives, capers and anchovies)
- One tomato
- One onion
- One Mozzarella cheese ball
Slice the onion and the tomato.Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas mark 6).
Lightly toast the slices of bread and rub them with the garlic. Spread them with tapenade then add some thinly sliced mozzarella, three or four slices of tomato, three or four slices of onion and a slice of Bayonne Ham.
Finely chop the chives and basil, sprinkle over the top, adding a twist of pepper.
Put the bread in the oven for five minutes to heat through lightly.
Ingredients for eight people:
- Four slices of Bayonne Ham
- About 25g of a spreadable cheese like Saint Moret for each slice
- Basil and a few a few chives
- Curry powder and ground nutmeg
- Tooth picks
Blend the cheese with chives, basil, curry powder and nutmeg.Cut the chives into little pieces.
Spread each slice of Bayonne Ham with the mixture.
Roll up the slices of ham and cut each roll in two or three pieces.
Spear the pieces through the middle with a tooth pick and serve.
Ingredients for eight:
300g bread flour (type 55 if available)
One sachet dried yeast
25g pitted black olives
25g pitted green olives
200g Bayonne Ham
One small pot plain yogurt
20g shavings of Pyrénées hard mountain cheese
Two soup spoonfuls of olive oil
Oil for the loaf tin
Half a teaspoon of salt
1 hour 20 minutes
Blend the yeast with 5cl warm water and let it stand for 15 minutes to activate.
Cut the Bayonne Ham very thinly into small pieces.
Put the flour into a mixing bowl, make a well in the top and tip in the oil, the salt, the yogurt and the activated yeast. Blend it with a mixer fitted with dough hooks for 10 minutes, incorporating the flour gradually. Add a little water if the dough seems too compact, although it should come away from the side to the mixing bowl easily, like a bread dough.
Leave it to rise again for a further two hours in the same conditions as before. Pre-heat the oven to 210°C (Gas mark 7) and cook the loaf for 50 minutes, until golden. Turn it out and leave it to cool on a cooling rack.
*thick Basque soup made with ham and cabbage
- One Bayonne Ham shank
- Five to eight potatoes
- One green cabbage, four onions
- Seasonal vegetables: carrots, turnips, pumpkin, as available
- 250g Béarn beans
- Thyme, a clove, bay leaf, marjoram, three cloves of garlic
- Salt, freshly ground pepper or Espelette pepper
Put the Bayonne Ham shank to cook in four to six litres of water with no added salt, for one or two hours on a slow boil.
Cut the cabbage into four and blanch it separately.
If the beans are dried, soak them for a few hours.
Cut the onions into slices and brown them, ideally with a little grease from a jar of confit de porc (potted pigmeat) if available, otherwise use lard.
Peel and cut the carrots into round slices, and brown them with the onions.
Add the onions, carrots, beans and two cloves of garlic to the Bayonne Ham shank. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.Leave it to cook for a further two hours, skimming off any froth that rises to the surface.
Then add the potatoes and the blanched cabbage. Cover and leave to simmer gently for one and a half hours. Adjust the seasoning again if necessary.
Ingredients for four people:
- Bayonne Ham cut as chiffonnade*
- Olive oil
- Garlic – Tomatoes
- Espelette pepper (in powder form)
*chiffonade Bayonne Ham is sliced very finely so as to be nearly transparent and presented in crumpled curves to look like pieces of fine cloth (chiffon).
Ask your charcutier to cut a good quantity of Bayonne Ham chiffonnade. With an apéritif, it will delight your guests. A chiffonnade of Bayonne Ham is also an excellent entrée, served either on its own or with a salad, tomatoes or melon. For a more elaborate presentation, toast some bread.
Rub each slice with a clove of garlic, then with a half tomato, so as to transfer some of the tomato flesh. Drizzle lightly with oil, then sprinkle a very light pinch of Espelette pepper. To complete the dish, lay some chiffonade of Bayonne Ham on the slices and taste it that way: it is excellent and has a very fresh taste.
- One slice of Bayonne Ham per person
- Steamed potatoes
- Eggs, butter
- White wine
Method:Slice the Bayonne Ham, put it into a frying pan with a little butter and fry it gently on both sides, turning it to colour up evenly.
Lay it out on a plate and put a little white wine in the hot pan: turn up the heat and let the wine soak up the cooking juices (deglazing) as it boils, to make a delicious sauce. You can also fry some eggs in a separate frying pan. Their taste is a very good match for Bayonne Ham.
Served with steamed potatoes, fried in a little butter to brown them, this traditional peasant recipe from South West France will delight last minute guests. And as everyone knows, a good slice of Bayonne Ham is good to eat on its own, served on a simple piece of bread: a treat worthy of a king!
This year, two Bayonne Ham producers got an Award at the General Agricultural Competition of the Agricultural Show in Paris which held from 27th february to 6th march 2016 :
– Maison du Jambon de Bayonne in Arzacq (64410) : GOLD MEDAL
– Maison Pierre Oteiza in Aldudes (64430) : BRONZE MEDAL
- Une Médaille d’Or pour la Maison du Jambon de Bayonne