Breakfast By Salt’s Cure Picnic Ham

Ham Los Angeles

Concepts rarely get as focused as Breakfast by Salt’s Cure, a Salt’s Cure spinoff from chef Chris Phelps in the restaurant’s original West Hollywood location. The sleek, retooled specializes in oatmeal griddle cakes and supplements with stellar sides like picnic ham.

Ham is traditionally made using a pig’s hind legs. In the case of this Picnic Ham ($8), Phelps uses shoulder loin, cut between the rib and shoulder. He pounds the meat thin, marinates with salt, molasses and toasted coriander for a couple hours, and sears hard on one side before flipping to finish. Savory picnic ham lies outside of the standard brown on Breakfast by Salt’s Cure’s narrow color spectrum, but beautifully complements their sweet oatmeal griddle cakes.

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Address: 7494 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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This sounds, and looks, incredible. The toasted coriander is an amazing addition. This would definitely be worth a trip. Thanks for showcasing this.

Take My Shift Team, Breakfast by Salt’s Cure doesn’t do much, but what they do, they do well.

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