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Foie Toast with Jamon Iberico

Foie toast with jamon Iberico (Iberico ham) will instantly bring all the Spanish spirit into your kitchen. This incredible Spanish appetizer is one that is definitely worth tasting, as it is claimed to be one of the most incredible Spanish traditional foods out there.

Spain is an enchanting country with complex landscapes and regions, thus its cuisine will include more than just a main traditional line. Separated in two different parts, Spain enjoys both the benefits of the heavenly Mediterranean cuisine, and the more earthly ones.

If the Mediterranean Spain uses plenty of seafood and rice-based dishes, the inner Spain is more focused on bread products, ham (the most famous being the Iberico ham), cheese, vegetables and fish. Its geographical position is Spain’s great advantage, since many cultural and social influences had the chance to interfere and fuse into creating one unique cuisine, which managed to conquer the world and recruit millions of fans.

The Iberico ham, also called Jamon Iberico in Spanish cuisine, is a ham produced exclusively in Spain, awarded with Spain’s Denominación de Origen and veritable only when made from crossed-bred pigs containing at least 75% of black Imperial Pig, a famous and a legendary race of Spanish pigs. Primarily produced in Spain’s south and southwest regions, the Iberico ham is a very expensive one and not so easy to find outside the country. Still, its characteristics made it such a notoriety all over the world, to an extent that worldwide-known gourmet specialists claim that one should try it at least once in a lifetime, especially if one is a dedicated gourmand.

Besides the Iberico ham, what makes this foie toast appetizer so delightful? Here are the main ingredients:

  • 1 lb. onions
  • 8 olive oil spoons
  • 1 sugar spoon
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • 4-8 big slices of bread
  • 4-8 duck foie filette
  • 4-8 slices of Jamon Iberico
  • salt

  • Chop the onions and then cook them on a low fire, together with the olive oil and the sugar, for an hour. Make sure you cover the pot. After an hour, add the wine and cook for another hour, also at low temperature, while covered, so the particular smell doesn’t spread around your whole house. When ready, set aside for a while and toast the bread meanwhile. Pour some drops of the mixture over the toasted bread, and then add a layer of that delicious Iberico ham on it.

    Take a pan, place it on a high fire and when it’s already hot, cook each side of the duck foie for only 30 seconds. When ready, place it above the Iberico ham layer on the toasted bread, and season it with salt to taste. It’s now time to serve this incredible Spanish appetizer.

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