Sunday, February 27, 2011

One leg, or two?

One of my favorite places to visit in a new country is the grocery store. I do this for 2 reasons......1) to see if I can find any of the yummy things I love that are NOT available in Denmark and 2) to discover what interesting things the natives shop for in their local market....

I am sure that when foreigners first visit an American grocery store, they think that some of our items are a bit odd, and they cannot imagine what we do with those things when we get home. Knowing that, I try to stay open-minded when I go to a new place's grocery store, but just in case, I ALWAYS have a camera on hand!

Our trip to Spain was no different. I scored boxes of GOLDEN GRAHAMS cereal, a bag of Chips Ahoy cookies and a few loaves of REAL WHITE BREAD like from America! However, there was one thing I encountered in three different stores that made me stop, ponder, and of course, snap a photo! My only questions about this particular item are: One leg or two? Exactly how many pig legs do you need to feed a family? And what size ovens must they own to cook these things? Or do you even cook them? Instead do you just set this on the counter with a jar of mayo and a loaf of that yummy white bread and then tell everyone in the family that they are having "pulled pork sandwiches" for lunch!?


9 comments:

PiNG aka Patti said...

Oh yikes - I wouldn't have a clue what to do with that!

May said...

Ohhhh that's delicious, scrumptious ham! I would totally have bought one.

Diego said...

Fantastic Jamón Serrano...Please tell me that you brought one back to DK with you!!!

ladyfi said...

Well, as you know, I'm vegetarian, so of no help at all...

Michael Carøe Andersen said...

I think you just need a "ham stand" and a sharp knife and then you cut thin slices ready to put in your sandwich.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamonera

Adelena said...

I know what you mean. We came back from vinterferie on Tenerife with a box of Tetley's Teabags so my mum can have something to drink when she visits us here in dk next month.

Caution Flag said...

Now that I'm old, I would cook those pig legs by going to a restaurant.

Archaeogoddess said...

I think the ham is dried, not baked, so you need a smoker if you wanted to DIY. Although I know some that just hang it in the garage (obviously they don't have cats). Then to serve you just slice thin sections off and eat. A leg goes a long way. Next time the Danish Boy and I go to Spain, we're driving so that we can bring back legs of ham and cases of wine. Oh, southern Spain, I <3 you!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love grocery store shopping in other countries too - it is so interesting. Must say I wouldn't mind if there was a Target nearby, though :)

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