5 Incredible Recipes With Parma Ham

If you’re a lover of all things Italian and want to create the delicious tastes of places like Bologna and Tuscany in your own home, why not consider cooking with Italian parma ham?



For those of you that have never tried it before, parma ham is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked. It goes great with salads, eggs and lots of other incredible dishes.


With that in mind, here are 5 incredible recipes with parma ham that you can try at home:



1. Garlic Dough Balls Wrapped In Parma Ham

Garlicky, buttery dough balls are always a great choice but this recipe takes them to a whole new level of brilliance by wrapping them in parma ham. The ham elevates a humble, well-loved snack to something even greater than it was before. To try this simple and easy to follow recipe for yourself, visit this handy website here.


This recipe is absolutely perfect if you’re looking to entertain or host a party as they’re great as a finger food. If you’re planning a get-together where it’s just a few of you why not make some homemade pizzas, some parma ham dough balls and enjoy them all with a bottle of wine and some beer. The perfect casual night in!

2. Salad Of Goats Cheese, Parma Ham and Beetroot

Simple yet delicious, this easy to follow goat's cheese salad recipe is the perfect starter that takes very little time to prepare. The creamy goat's cheese and sweet beetroot work perfectly together, with the addition of the salty Parma ham giving this small plate it’s incredibly delightful amount of flavour. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to sample a dish like this whilst enjoying Bologna’s glorious weather, you can check out this website: emiliadelizia.com. They offer incredible tours that focus on gourmet food in Italy. With a chance to visit Bologna, Modena and Parma - you’ll sample some of Italy’s best food and see some of their most-loved cities on an up close and personal tour.



3. Parma Ham With Duck Egg and Parmesan

This amazingly simple ham and eggs recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Parma ham with duck egg and parmesan can be served as a simple dinner party starter, an easy-to-cook mid-week supper or a beautifully indulgent Sunday morning breakfast. If you want to add a little bit of indulgence to the dish, why not serve with bread that has been warmed in the oven, and drizzled with olive oil?
Parma ham is often not considered a breakfast dish, however if you’re visiting a European city on vacation you’ll notice that cured meats are a huge addition to a continental breakfast. Whilst it may not be for everyone, it’s definitely worth a try.

4. Puff Pastry Parma Ham Pizzas

If you’re looking for a recipe that is quick and easy, these pastry pizzas are a the perfect weekend treat. Using puff pastry as a base, you can have all your favourite pizza toppings in your own personalised creation. Our favourite toppings include Parma ham, rocket and feta cheese - but of course, you can experiment with your own ingredients.


If you’re making pizzas the most important rule to remember is that there are no rules. With lots of different toppings available the best way to create your perfect pizza is to experiment. If you don’t like your first pizza, try and try again until you create something that is just right.


5. Chicken Liver Pate And Parma Ham Antipasti

If you’re hosting a dinner party or get-together, a simple antipasti platter would make for a fantastic starter or snack to share. The best thing about antipasti is there are no rules,  and you can tailor the cured meats and cheeses to taste. Whilst there are lots of different cured meats that can be used when it comes to antipasti, parma ham is definitely one of our favourites.


For antipasti recipe ideas, you can visit Pinterest for lots of visual inspiration. If you don’t find anything there, you can visit this handy site here.


As you can see there are so many different possibilities of the things you can do with parma ham. As a delicious, universal food it’s a great base for any Italian inspired dish. So, whether you’ve never tried it before or it’s a regular in your household - it’s time to try a new recipe!


Are you looking recipe inspiration for parma ham? What would you make? Let me know in the comments section below.

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