Cooked Tomato and Parma Ham Sauce

Salsa di Pomodoro e Prosciutto di Parma

Ingredients

  • 1.7 kg/3¾ lb tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 100 g/3½ oz Parma ham, finely minced
  • pinch of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

Fry the onion in the olive oil, add the Parma ham, thyme and bay leaf. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of flour, return the pan to the heat and cook gently for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season with salt, pepper and sugar and cook for 45 minutes, stirring from time to time.

To serve with bollito misto.

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