List of ham dishes

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This is a list of notable ham dishes. Ham is pork that has been preserved through salting, smoking, or wet curing.[1] It was traditionally made only from the hind leg of swine, and referred to that specific cut of pork.[2] Ham is made around the world, including a number of highly coveted regional specialties. Ham is typically used in its sliced form, often as a filling for sandwiches and similar foods.

This list also contains notable ham hock dishes. A ham hock is the portion of a pig’s leg that is neither part of the ham proper nor the foot or ankle, but rather the extreme shank end of the leg bone. It is the joint between the tibia/fibula and the metatarsals of the foot of a pig, where the foot was attached to the hog's leg.

Ham dishes[edit]

Ham hock dishes[edit]

  • Amish preaching soup – An American bean soup sometimes prepared using ham hocks[11]
  • Crispy pata - a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip.
  • Eisbein – a German culinary dish of pickled ham hock, usually cured and slightly boiled
  • Fläsklägg med rotmos – a Swedish dish prepared using ham hock, carrot, onion, potatoes, rutabaga and allspice. It is sometimes served with mustard.
  • Paksiw na pata - a Filipino dish consisted of ham hock cooked in ingredients similar to those in adobo but with the addition of sugar and banana blossoms to make it sweeter and water to keep the meat moist and to yield a rich sauce.[12]
  • Pata tim - a Filipino braised pork hock dish slow-cooked until very tender in soy sauce, black peppercorns, garlic, bay leaves, and star anise sweetened with muscovado sugar.[13]
  • Schweinshaxe – a German dish consisting of a roasted ham hock
  • Senate bean soup – an American soup made with navy beans, ham hocks, and onion.[14] It is served in the dining room of the United States Senate every day, in a tradition that dates back to the early 20th century.[14][15]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Ellis Davidson, H.R. Gods And Myths Of Northern Europe (1965) ISBN 0140136274
  4. ^ Waitrose Food Illustrated. John Brown Publishing. 2006. p. 50. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook. Weldon Owen. 2014. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-61628-735-1. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Bums". Natasha Loo. WOM Guide. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  7. ^ Deen, P.; Cohen, S.S. (2009). Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin'. Simon & Schuster. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-4391-6335-1. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  8. ^ Devery, Caitriona (2020-10-27). "Mysteries of the Deli: The Jambon". District Magazine. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  9. ^ Carnegie, Megan; Tavitian, Zazie (September 30, 2016). "The ten best jambon-beurre in Paris". Time Out Paris. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Martinez, Daisy (2010). Daisy's Holiday Cooking. Simon and Schuster. p. 82. ISBN 1439199248.
  11. ^ Cronley, C. (2001). Sometimes a Wheel Falls Off: Essays from Public Radio. Hawk Publishing Group. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-930709-38-6. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  12. ^ Casa Veneracion. "Paksiw Na Pata Ng Baboy Recipe". Kusina Master. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  13. ^ Agbanlog, Liza. "Pata Tim (Slow Cooker Chinese Stewed Pork Hock)". Salu Salo Recipes. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  14. ^ a b Feldman, R.T. (2003). How Congress Works: A Look at the Legislative Branch. How government works. Lerner Publications Company. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-8225-1347-6. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  15. ^ Logue, D. (2009). 500 High Fiber Recipes. Fair Winds Press. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-61673-839-6. Retrieved June 26, 2017.