You must forgive my absence.
I’ve been writing and posting like a mad woman since I returned from Europe in September, all the way until Christmas, when I had other deadlines on top of the culinary tour posts I’d written. I honestly didn’t step foot into a store to do Christmas shopping until December 23rd, which is so unlike me.
I have been working on a Cullen Skink recipe (smoked haddock chowder) for over a month, and I’m just not satisfied with my recent chocolate cake photos (#foodbloggerproblems). I’ve also had tons of company staying with us, and last weekend, I became my niece’s godmother! Isn’t she just adorable?
So instead of rushing to post the Cullen Skink or chocolate cake, I remembered that I had taken several shots of ham and butter sandwiches a couple of times last year, because I’d wanted to share one of the most simple things you could ever make, but at the same time, one of the most delicious (at least, to me).
I was lucky enough to buy real French ham last year at an import store which has since gone out of business (insert tears). I also bought a crusty baguette and always have Kerrygold butter on hand, so that’s all that was needed. These three quality ingredients = heaven. Don’t miss having one if you go to France! Or if you go to Seattle, stop by Le Panier as they have delicious varieties of French baguette sandwiches.
I also made them in England at my cousin Connie‘s house. If you’ve never had one, you should do yourself a favor and rustle up these three ingredients. You really don’t need a recipe, but here’s what to do~
French Ham and Butter Baguette Sandwiches (Jambon Beurre)
- thin, French ham (if you can find it, if not, the best, thinly sliced ham you can get)
- top quality butter, at room temperature
- a really good, crusty baguette
Cut the baguette into as many pieces as you want sandwiches, then cut in half, lengthwise.
Spread the softened butter onto the baguette. Don’t put it on like cheese, but don’t put too little, either.
Add the slices of ham. This is not a NY deli style sandwich. One or two thin slices will suffice.
Enjoy, you lucky devil!
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