Home Made Prosciutto
So... If you are bored... here is a challenge for you to tackle!
I have never made this, only thought about it... but someday....
- fresh boneless legs of pork
- 25-30 clove
- garlic (minced very fine)
- 1 Tbsp
- basil, dried
- 2 Tbsp
- rosemary, dried
- bay leaves (crumbled to powder)
- 6 lb
- pepper (to taste)
How to Make Home Made Prosciutto
- 1Wash and dry legs of pork with paper towels.
- 2Mix garlic, 1/2 cup salt, pepper, bsil, bay leaves and rosemary. Spread a thick layer of the mixture over pork leg on all exposed surfaces. Refrigerate (35-42 F; 2-6 C ) the salted ham on non-porous surfaces for 7 days.
- 3Rub off remaining salt and apply a new coating of salt. Let it rest for another7 days. Turn it occasionally.
- 4Lay pork on a counter in a pan, cover and press with a very heavy weight (200 kg per m2; 450 lb per m2).
- 5On a 21st day put pork into a pan, cover with water, and let stand for 24 hours. Drain, season with pepper and bay leaf. Hang it up to dry in a dry place that’s impervious to flies for 5 months
- 6After that pork is transfered to a place for next 12 months of aging.