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Bread with Savory Ham and Gruyère

Ingredients Butter, unsalted & softened (Used to brush the pan) 1 ¾cups flour (unbleached all-purpose) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 3 large eggs ⅓ cup milk ⅓ cup olive oil 6 ounces baked ham, cut into ¼ inch dice (about 1 ¼ cups) 6 ounces Gruyère, either coarsely grated…

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‘Choucroute’ of Fish

A take on the French classic choucroute garnie (a jumble of fresh meats alongside smoked, served with sauerkraut), made predominantly of fish, but improved with a bit of ham or bacon. The smoked key is the focal point; the salmon adds a beautiful color and delicious richness, with the addition of any white fillet completing…

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Braised-then-Baked Ham

This recipe by Julia Child for cooking a whole ham was featured in a New York Times article by Julia Moskin, exploring the predicament of making a flavorful Easter ham. The secret is to braise the meat in wine & water to finish, before roasting in a hot oven to crisp it up. The end…

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Shrimp Jambalaya

This chill take on the well-known New Orleans shrimp stew comes together in roughly an hour, allowing you to get a taste of the Big Easy on any weeknight. A quickly made slurry of onions, bell peppers, ham, parboiled rice, cayenne, thyme, garlic and tomatoes is the start of this delicious dish. Let simmer until…

French Lasagne

Nigella Lawson’s French Lasagne (savory baked croissant pudding) uses up stale croissants by splitting & stuffing them with ham & cheese, before sprinkling them with more cheese, dousing them in garlic-milk infused beaten eggs. The croissants don’t need to be stale to achieve this delicious eggy, cheesy wonder. If they are fresh though, you can…

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Highlands Baked Grits

Ingredients For the grits 1 teaspoon salt, kosher 1 cup yellow stone-ground grits (organic preferred) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp) ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated Freshly ground white pepper to taste 1 large egg, beaten For the sauce ½ cup white wine ¼ cup sherry vinegar, or to individual preference 2 shallots, minced…

Pan de Jamón (Venezuelan Ham Bread)

Martha Beltran from Austin, Tex. brings us this recipe for a traditional Venezuelan Christmas bread. She brought the recipe with her on her move to the US, and considers it an essential part of her family’s Thanksgiving. Ms. Beltran always start the bread the day before serving, making sure to laminate with butter 3 times…