Sample recipes from Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter

Roasted Fresh Ham with a Maple-Spice Glaze

Bruce wanted to develop a recipe that honored the first taste of the meat by using the simplest preparation: roasted, not fussed up. So h...

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Oven-Barbecued Fresh Ham

OK, let’s say you really want the taste of barbecue but you don’t have the patience to smoke a ham. Fake it. That is, roast the ham in th...

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Red-Cooked Fresh Ham And Chestnuts

“Red cooking” is a Chinese braising technique using a mixture of soy sauce, rice wine, broth, and spices, particularly star anise. Good-q...

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There’s no more classic Indonesian condiment than this fiery tangle of chiles and spices-and no better match to ham, whether in Asian pre...

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Bruschetta with Dry-Cured Ham, Pears, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

This is the best bruschetta recipe you've seen in a long time. There are no tomatoes in this Bruschetta with Dry-Cured Ham, Pears, and Parmigiano-Reggiano - instead it relies on the sharp flavors of parmesan cheese and the sweet taste of pears and honey to create an appetizer that bites back. A garlic rub on the baguette brings a little of that familiar Italian flavor to this easy bruschetta recipe. Just be sure to follow it up with an equally impressive main dish!

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Pasta with Prosciutto Crudo, Peas, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

We’ve played around with a lot of dry-cured European hams, and this recipe has become one of those go-to lunches at our house. It’s prett...

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Pizza with Dry-Cured Ham and Artichokes

The best things about prosciutto crudo or jamon serrano on a pizza? Either one turns a little crunchy, concentrates quite a bit, and flav...

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Fried Country Ham Steaks with Red-Eve Gravy

Charlie Gatton Jr., of Father’s Country Hams will be quick to tell you that the future lies in country ham steaks-and he’s not wrong. The...

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Chive and Cheddar Ham Biscuits with Honey Mustard

Here’s something of a Tidewater tradition, often served the morning after a big feast: little ham sandwiches made with homemade biscuits....

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Arugula Salad with Country Ham, Pears, and Honey Vinaigrette

Make sure you remove not only the inedible rind but also any excess fat from the cooked country ham. The profound taste of that fat is ju...

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Spaetzle With Country Ham and Mushrooms

Spaetzle (German, SHPEH-tsluh, “little sparrows”) are Lilliputian dumplings, usually no more than an inch long, like thick threads of coo...

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Mac and Ham and Cheese

This is admittedly a crazy, over-the-top rendition of the classic-and one of the many reasons I love Bruce’s creativity in the kitchen. D...

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Curried Ham Salad

The only trick here is good knife work: everything should be diced into fairly small, uniform bits so that you get lots of flavors in eac...

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Ham And Potatoes Sarladaise

This dish (French, sahr-lah-DAYZ, “from Sarlat-la-Caneda, France”) has become a cocktail party favorite at our house. It’s traditionally ...

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