POPSUGAR Celebrity

Pigging Out on Easter Ham Alternatives

Apr 15 2014 - 3:15am

Jamón Serrano

A spiral-cut ham seems right at home as the centerpiece of a hearty Easter meal. Of course, deliciously elegant substitutions exist [1], but why not have some fun with other kinds of cured or smoked pork? Ham, which comes from the hind thigh of the pig, is a cut revered internationally for its marbled fat content and complex flavors when cured, smoked, or cooked. So while picking up a prepared HoneyBaked ham is a perfectly acceptable option, consider giving these other options a try for some salty Easter goodness on a plate.

Black Forest ham

Prosciutto di Parma

Source: Flickr user gleam_df [2], Flickr user wirtschaftsteiermark [3], and Flickr user DannyBen [4]

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