A specialty of Benton’s is prosciutto, paper-thin slices of cured ham that can be eaten alone or used in recipes. In the video, Allan Benton, the owner of Benton's, explains that he'd never heard of the refined European ham products (like prosciutto and serrano) to which his product is often compared, before he started selling his pork. And they had an offer that I found irresistible: Benton would slice that ham for me and deliver several packets of slices plus the skin and the bone wrapped separately for just a few dollars more than the whole ham. For more information, call 423-442-5003 or visit bentonshams.com . Eat a slice like a pork chop, or chop it and add to blackeye peas or greens and you will be in heaven. On the show today, we are setting the table with Country Ham, and how through the dry aged process, and sliced paper thin, is then called “Prosciutto. I’ve called in orders. But now that he has, he justifiably thinks his ham tastes better than theirs. Fred Sauceman’s Fred’s “Pot Luck Radio Segment” features sisters “Joyce and Nancy McCarroll” who until the end of 2018 ran the restaurant at Traveler’s Restaurant in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina. Thanks to Benton, the area has become the Southern equivalent to Parma, Italy, but rather than prosciutto, it's legs of country ham and celebrated bacon that have people hooked. Country ham is the American South’s answer to prosciutto and Jamon Serrano. Less than a week later, the package was on my doorstep. I was not tempted by the fill-in products, such as some 4-6 month cured country hams which may or may not come from the new smokehouse. Aged Whole Country Ham … Recipe follows below. www.findeatdrink.com/Index/Etc/Entries/2011/2/17_bentons_recipes.html 2603 Hwy. These hams are also Nitrite/Nitrate and antibiotic free. Country ham is the American South’s answer to prosciutto and Jamon Serrano. Country ham is the American South’s answer to prosciutto and Jamon Serrano. He’ll talk your ear off. I have travelled 10,000 miles this summer to find the very best food in the south. Shipping wasn’t cheap, so I added four one-pound packages of bacon (only way they sell it). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The thick slices give up their fat without sticking as you fry them, so you quickly end up with crispy strips of bacon and a generous amount of delicious bacon grease for future adventures. Broadbent’s Heritage Dry Cured Country Ham is from pasture raised heritage breed. bone-in Wigwam ham is $180, and their “Suryano” from heritage breeds is even more. It would be a mighty easy crowd pleaser for those super bowl parties. For more information, call 423-442-5003 or visit bentonshams.com . The original product code was for the whole trimmed ham, not cut into slices. Picture of Amy Campbell’s recipe “Smoky Mountain Sushi TM”. CUSTOMER SERVICE; Help; Shipping & Deliveries; Returns & Exchanges; SITE MAPS; If you are adventurous you can enjoy this meat pretty much as you would prosciutto or Serrano, though you need to make allowances for the thicker cut: instead of wrapping a paper-thin slice around a piece of cantaloupe, you’d cut a square and put it on top with a toothpick. Whole Unsmoked Country Ham Our Price: $72.00 . Prosciutto Style Ham. 4 packs Hickory Smoked Country Bacon Our Price: $32.00 . Allan is a super nice guy. You’re paying the supermarket gourmet bacon price for what may be the best bacon you’ve ever had, and getting an even better deal on the ham. I also had some trepidation about pricing: a 14-16 lb. It’s often smoked, always salty, and cured by air drying to the point that much of the moisture is gone and the meat becomes gamey and intensely flavorful. My last country ham was several packets of slices from Clifty Farms, so long ago they don’t even sent me catalogs any more. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Our guests on the show today is Allan Benton, of Madisonville, TN - he shares his story on how he learned what the word Prosciutto meant, and how he positioned his product to the world of fine dining - and now, his prosciutto goes to to tow with some of the most expensive, and well known high dollar prosciuttos from all over the world. T-shirt Our Price: $20.00 . [MUSIC] I'm Morgan Murphy. Or you can fry it up with its own fat in which case it becomes a completely different product, a sort of ham jerky, crispy and salty. www.findeatdrink.com/Index/Etc/Entries/2011/2/17_bentons_recipes.html This one features sisters “Joyce and Nancy McCarrell” who until the end of 2018 ran the restaurant at Traveler’s Restaurant in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina.