Are you ready for a little escape to Paris? Let’s talk about the classical Parisian fast food. Jambon Beurre or Ham Butter Sandwich is a year round Parisian classic. It’s ideal for someone on the go or for a picnic. You can find Jambon Beurre at any deli or French Bistro. During our time in Paris, it was common for us to eat Jambon Beurre for lunch at a park or during an impromptu after work picnic or apéro.
All you need to make it is real Jambon de Paris (Madrange), also called Parisian Ham in the English-speaking world. The Madrange can be difficult to find depending on where you reside. We found an amazing butcher shop (Butchers Alley) that carries Madrange. It was such joy to discover this place. You can still make your sandwich with a nice ham from your favorite local grocer. It’s also important to get a good baguette and French butter. If you have followed some of our posts, you know we like using President butter for better flavor. A good baguette had been a struggle to find in the area, but Fresh Baguette has come to the rescue. It’s our favorite authentic French bakery in the Washington D.C. area. Boulangerie Christophe, Patisserie Poupon and Bread Furst are also some great ones. The combination of the savory ham with the pungent and sweet butter makes this the simplest and yet best sandwich you will ever have.
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Jambon Beurre is so simple to make that you really don’t need a recipe, but we will give you one anyway!
- 1 baguette
- 12 slices of good quality ham
- 4 tbps of unsalted European butter
- Slice your baguette lengthwise
- Spread the butter on both sides
- Add the ham
- Serve with a nice beverage