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Jambon Persillé (Jellied Ham with Parsley)

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


  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.

Ham in Aspic

Cooking time: few mins. to heat water for jelly.
Preparation time: 30 mins.
Main utensil: 5 -cup deep round mold or pan

For 6 servings you need:
2/12 cups aspic jelly
few stuffed olives
1/2 cup cooked peas
1 hard-cooked egg white
1-l can ham
8 cooked prunes
2 hard-cooked eggs
1 hard-cooked egg yolk

Approximate calories:
Aspic jelly – virtually none
Peas – 56 for 1/2 cup
Cooked or canned lean ham – 1600 for 1 lb meat
Dried prunes – 25 for 1 large
A boiled egg – 80

1. Pour in enough aspic jelly to give 1/4 inch layer at the bottom of the mold.

2. Allow to set, then arrange the sliced olives, peas, and white egg on this, then cover with a very little more cold jelly.

3. Put this into a cool place to become quite firm.

4. Dice the ham, pit and chop the prunes and mix with the chopped eggs and yolk.

5. Put this into the mold; then gently pour in enough cold, but not set, aspic jelly to cover.

6. Put into a cool place for the mold to set and allow remainder of the jelly to set separately.

TO SERVE: Turn out, garnish with the chopped jelly, and serve with a green salad.

TO VARY: Use half tomato juice and half water to set the jelly.

TO STORE: In the refrigerator.

To turn out a mold: Dip for a few seconds only in hot water, then invert over serving dish.

©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967