Actually, there is no recipe for the traditional Italian Prosciutto e Fichi, prosciutto and figs appetizer: it is just the two ingredients served and savored together, on lazy, too-hot-to-cook Summer days.
I do, anyway, have a recipe for you: “prosciutto e fichi” with prosciutto cotto, chives, and parmesan flakes. It’s a gourmet, easy-to-put-together appetizer!
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Ham and figs appetizer
fresh figs the Italian way
- 1 fig
- 1 slice ham or parma ham prosciutto cotto or crudo
- 2-3 sprigs chives optional
- sea salt
- olive oil
- parmesan or pecorino flakes optional
Finely chop the chives.
Roll each ham slice.
Slice each fig into four without separating the edges, open it, and place the rolled ham in the middle.
Season with the chives (and the optional cheese flakes), a few drops of olive oil, and a pinch of salt.
Enjoy your Italian appetizer!