Home Made Prosciutto Recipe

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Home Made Prosciutto

Colleen Sowa


This is a total labor of love! It takes over a year to make and age!

So... If you are bored... here is a challenge for you to tackle!

I have never made this, only thought about it... but someday....

★★★★★ 2 votes
2 loaves


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)


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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Italian