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Jambon Persillé (Jellied Ham with Parsley)

June 20, 2021

ingredients:
2 pounds ham (or whole ham) uncooked
½ to 1 pound veal shank
1 or 2 fee of veal
3 or 6 shallots
1 bay leaf
2 fresh sprigs or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 fresh sprigs or 1 teaspoon dried chervil
1 fresh sprig or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 or 2 bottles white Burgundy
½ cup or 1 cup minced parsley
1 or 2 Tablespoons wine vinegar

instructions:

  1. Place ham in a deep kettle. Cover with cold water. Cook over moderate heat for 1 hour to remove the rind.
  2. Place the ham in a large saucepan. Add the veal shank, calf’s foot or feet, shallots and herbs. Pepper. Add the wine. Cook over very low heat until a tablespoon of the liquid dropped on a cold dish jellies; this should take about 20 minutes per pound of meat.
  3. Taste the seasoning, add a little salt if necessary. Remove the ham. Break the meat with a fork, mixing the fact and lean parts.
  4. Alternate layers of parsley and ham in a large bowl.
  5. Before the stock cools completely, add the vinegar. Strain the stock and pour it over the ham. Press down firmly. Refrigerate.
  6. Unmold before serving.

In Bourgogne, this dish is traditional for Easter.
For 4 people, use 2 pounds of ham; for a larger group, the whole ham. If you do not have a large serving bowl, use several small ones.
This dish keeps very well if refrigerated.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan, 1971. Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 21, 2021 1:04 pm

    They used to jelly everything!

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