Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ham in Hay

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Many of you who follow my blog will be aware that Mollie is currently working on a project about Luxembourg. The information from the Embassy arrived within a week and Yvonne has been so helpful with loads of information and kindly answering a few questions about life in Luxembourg. Last week we decided to try out a Luxembourgian dish, ham in hay. It really is what it says it is, ham cooked on a bed of hay. Our vedict: unfortunately the ham was a bit fatty and we found it too salty but I did like the earthy, straw like taste it got from being steamed in the hay.

23 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow am so impressed that you went to so much trouble! Don't think I've ever had ham in the hay...glad you got that information from the embassy in time.

Asha said...

In Hay?! Never heard of that before. We cook desserts wrapped with Banana leaves, turn out good. Sorry it didn't turn out well, but still can use Ham in Sandwiches!:)

enidd said...

looks good, beccy. not too fatty for enidd, she fears...

john.g. said...

Looks good Beccy, you should google Ray Mears!

ChrisB said...

I bet no one else will have tackled the project by trying out a traditional dish. It's quite fascinating to see ham being cooked in that way!

Deborah said...

I'm with Enidd, no such thing as too much pork fat! ;-) Great idea Beccy - must have been fun for Mollie too! All the things I have to look forward to! ;-)

Beckie said...

Ham in Hay...? I would be worried some animal had rolled in the hay, but that is coming from someone that picks up dirty money in parking lots for fun. :)

It looks like she had fun with the project!

Catwoman said...

How fun to try it, even if it didn't turn out great! :)

And hope your bum is feeling better!

Karmyn R said...

Wow - how interesting. I've never heard of something like that before. Too bad it was salty.

Carla said...

Never heard of cooking anything in hay. Wow, that's interesting. Too bad it wasn't to your liking.

Sam said...

Nice to see you blog it since you told me it would make a really, boring blog piece when I asked if Molly would guest blog it for me.

thefoodsnob said...

It's pretty cool that she's getting so involved in her school work she wants to make something like that at home.
Hey (get it, ha!) at least you tried!

Lisa

JoeInVegas said...

Interesting. Did you eat the hay too, as a side veggie or something? One way to get your fiber.

Rachel said...

I love ham. I've never heard of it cooked that way, but it looks good!

Debbie said...

In REAL hay? At first I thought you meant pretend hay like hash brown or chips or something. Cooked in real hay. Facinating.

Barbara said...

Gosh Beccy that is really adventurous. I wouldn't know where to even go to buy hay.

lisa marie said...

You guys are so brave. It sounds interesing. Looks like Mollie's having fun. :)

Emma in Canada said...

Wow. Never would have thunk it. I'll never look at a haybale the same way!

Pamela said...

There are some very nice smelling "hay" crops around here. I suppose it isn't much different than an herb flavoring.

frannie said...

sounds interesting! Y'all are really getting into this project!

dawn said...

That is really cool. I think that would be a very interesting dish. It wasn't the ham's fault it was too salty. I don't eat ham, but I could try it with smoked turkey.

my4kids said...

I never would have thought of cooking ham in hay. Sounds interesting though.

Steffi said...

It looks really good!I love your pics!