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Feb 14, 2007 05:20 PM

Can somone slice my Bone In Jamon Serrano?

For the second year, my mother bought me a Redondo Iglesias Jamon for XMas. Last year the Fatted Calf sliced it for me. This year, they won't even return my phone call. Genova said "No Way."

The Jamon is a beast, 22 Lb. It barely fits in my Jamonera de Madera. Now its under "rag of kitchen," and looking sad. I ate/gave away the lesser fat portion and the nice side is up. Forgot the names. The skin is evil and thick and can only be cut with kitchen shears.

Do you know anywhere who will slice/debone for me? I WILL PAY!

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  1. Sorry, I have no advice, but I am jealous of your treasure and that you get to eat it in one of my favorite parts of the country! bon chance in your quest

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        1. There is an an old Italian butcher at the edge of Chinatown/North Beach, I would give them a call. I think the butcher is called
          Little City Market
          (415) 986-2601
          1400 Stockton St
          San Francisco, CA 94133
          I would also try calling Molineries in North Beach.

          Good luck, BTW, how did your mother get it to you?

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          1. re: normalheightsfoodie

            They can be imported legally now (provided the producer goes through the huge bureaucratic pain of USDA certification).

            You can get it retail at Spanish Table, among other places. Some others are mentioned in this topic from a year ago:


          2. You lucky person! A "jamon entero" is one of life's great treasures. And you have the "jamonera" stand to hold it?
            I say get a good sharp knife and do as the Spanish do. Cut slivers off the bone, cutting with the grain as opposed to cross cutting like a deli slicer would do.
            They say that you can keep a jamon for months if properly cared for and that the traditional cutting method tastes better, but that might be 'slicing it a bit thin', if you know what I mean.
            There is a kind of cheesy but very helpful video called "Como cortar un jamon" on youtube.
            Her is the link.
            It is in Spanish, but is clear enough even for guys like me who are lame in the language department.
            Please, before you get someone to slice your precious jamon like a hunk of bologna, check out the hand sliced method.