A Lovely Specimen of a "Black Hoof" Photo by: Lord-Williams
(“black hoof”), a pig raised in forests with a diet of only acorns from holm
and cork oaks. The name comes from the color of his hooves after a day of
grubbing for acorns. The finest quality of Serrano ham comes from this type of
pig. See alcornoque, encina,
montaneraandroble.[Pers. Memories. Slaughters Mostoles.
2000:2001:2003; and Serradilla.
THE MEDIEVAL SPANISH CHEF’S RECIPE
FOR HAM AND CHEESE TAPAS
2 slices of flatbread (pita is fine)
50 gr cheese
25 gr. serrano ham
Serrano Ham, The Key to Gourmet Eating Photo by: Lord-Williams
Cut flat bread into diamonds. Toast 2
minutes in toaster. Remove.
Remove rinds from cheese thinly slice
into diamond shapes. Place on top of the bread.
Shed ham and cover the cheese with
this. Toast for one minute in the toaster. Remove and garnish with oregano