How to preserve and consume your ham?
To preserve different sort of foods may suppose a big deal. Some in the fridge, some others outside … What a mess! Something similar happens with hams. Depending on the format of the ham (whole, boneless or sliced), the ways of preserving it may vary.
In order not to waste your piece, we provide you with some tips and basic instructions. Without further ado, let’s start.
Whole ham (with bone)
- If you aren’t going to eat it all the same day, preserve the whole unpeeled ham.
- Store it in a cool, dry place and not directly exposed to sunlight.
- Cover the cut with a clean kitchen cloth or with the same ham bag. If you live in areas with a dry climate, you can also cover the cut with a piece of fat, so it won’t be dried up.
- Try the recently ham cut, so you only should slice the part to be eaten. Its flavour is unique!
- You can take even months to eat it all. Although the piece may be more dried, you can eat it anyway. It will be as delicious.
- Keep it somewhere cool, dry and not directly exposed to sunlight.
- The preservation temperature should be constant, in a cold place if possible. The fridge is just the perfect place to keep it.
- Whenever you will eat it, get it out the fridge some time before consuming it, so the piece will get temperature.
- Keep the piece in a Tupperware in order to avoid its contact with external factors.
- Only cut what you are going to eat.
- Use a chopping board and a slicing knife to do finest slices.
- Keep the slices in a dark, cool and dry place.
- Keep all the slices in a Tupperware in order to avoid direct contact with external agents.
- Get the slices are going to be eaten out the fridge before consuming it to settle them, so the piece will get temperature.
It is very important to know how to preserve the ham to avoid wasting your piece (or the slices you have got) or consuming it in bad condition. Now you know how to preserve it, so if you want to buy Iberian or Serrano hams, buy it here.