As a business that has been handcrafting artisanal country hams for decades, we like to think of our country ham as the main event in a meal. However, just as main characters need side characters to bring out the best in them, every main dish needs great sides to complement its flavors. If you are planning a dinner with our country ham at the center, here are some examples of side dishes you can make to complete the meal:
• Potatoes- Potatoes are a classic choice when paired with country ham because they offer delicious flavors that don’t overpower the flavors of the ham. In addition, there are unlimited ways to prepare them. A baked potato with sour cream, cheddar, and chives might be a great choice, or mashed potatoes might be more suitable if you want something simpler. Another option is to roast your potatoes in the over with herbs like rosemary for freshness.
• Salad- Lettuce and other toppings like tomatoes or cucumbers can be a great choice if you want to contrast the saltiness of the preserved country ham with something light and fresh. You don’t have to stick with a typical garden salad either. There are endless possibilities, so don’t be afraid to experiment by combining different ingredients. Maybe try kale instead of iceberg or switch out the vegetables for berries.
• Roasted Vegetables- If you are looking for a very simple side dish, you can’t go wrong with roasted vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brussels sprouts, and green beans are just a few examples of vegetables that taste even better when roasted in the oven.