While attending the Raccoon dinner in Wisconsin, Josephine was the lucky winner of 4.75 pound hard salami. This salami was like a hot potato being passed around until the music stopped while in my possession. Well that does make the story more interesting than it really was: Josephine handed it to me because it was just too much for her. I made offers to slice the salami to share the burden of eating onto others. Nobody took my offer, which is too bad because it isn't too bad.
ReneG has some great photos of Josephine holding the wee sausage in a most Madonna-ish manner. Hope he sees this and posts it!
Now back to the business of eating this sausage in the most varied and pleasant way possible. So far slicing a disc and eating it on some garlic bread has been great, though clearly it will get old fast and I will run out of bread long before.
I have some ideas, though I am seeking more:
- I have a rosemary herb cheese bread recipe, which might benefit from bits of salami mixed in.
- Salami and onions in scrambled eggs, which we just had for dinner.
- I've seen salami crisps made by baking them in the oven.
We've probably used just over a pound, any ideas on how to use the other 3.5 pounds are welcome.