Travels in Tinned Food; Princes Ham
If you're locked in a small 3x7 meter room for three months, what ham do you buy?
Thankfully I'm not locked in my room at the moment. And thankfully it is a studio apartment so it's not too great a burden to be locked in. But still, if you needed some ham to last out your lockdown should you pick up Princes' ham?
"Don't look, I'm naked!"
What's it like Jesse?
Better than Spam? I don't know. Spam has the differing textures that make it interesting in the mouth. The tinned ham is one fairly consistent texture, not quite paté smoothness, but not too far off. It comes wrapped in the jelly substance you get in pork pies which sorta helps it pop out of the tin. Oh and a trick on that, take the top off the tin with a tin opener, the put it open end down on a plate and start opening the other end. The action of that will kinda cause a froob like effect of squeezing the meat out like a porky lipstick. Serving suggestion; just like Spam, sliced in a sandwich with a squirt of tomato sauce.
The pattern on the circular end is the ribbing from the lid/base of the tin. Which is exactly the texture you want on your pork...
Would you buy it again?
Yeah, it has a great shelf life, and if you don't mind the texture and appearance, it's not a bad sandwich filling. It's not as good as regular wafer thin ham, or a ham joint, but what it does do is remind you how good actual ham is. Which I suppose is a decent purpose.