Home Made Prosciutto

Home Made Prosciutto

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Colleen Sowa

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@colleenlucky7

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....

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2
    fresh boneless legs of pork
  • 25-30 clove
    garlic (minced very fine)
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 Tbsp
    rosemary, dried
  • 8
    bay leaves (crumbled to powder)
  • 6 lb
    salt
  • ·
    pepper (to taste)

How to Make Home Made Prosciutto

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash and dry legs of pork with paper towels.
  2. Mix 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.
  3. Rub off remaining salt and apply a new coating of salt. Let it rest for another7 days. Turn it occasionally.
  4. Lay pork on a counter in a pan, cover and press with a very heavy weight (200 kg per m2; 450 lb per m2).
  5. On 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
  6. After that pork is transfered to a place for next 12 months of aging.

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About Home Made Prosciutto

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Italian



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