Our flagship product :
Le prince de paris

Characteristics

Le Prince de Paris, our cooked ham is a signature product offered by some of the best Parisian restaurants. Its Eiffel tower stamp is an indisputable sign of the ham being one of the stable values of the Parisian terroir.
Yves le Guel produces Parisian ham with a respect for a tradition going back to the 17th century. Totally Parisian. Resolutely Parisian… the product has spanned centuries and offers you a taste of the old days.
The ham is hand-made from start to finish and prepared with brine made of Guérande salt, which gives it a savory taste without increasing its sodium content.
Yves Le Guel follows a demanding procedure described in a well-proven recipe, to which they add a secret personal touch.
Prince de Paris can be distinguished from its industrially produced competitors at first sight: the pale pink, firm, mat and dense meat has a strikingly different appearance than the uniform-looking sliced ham that has been kneaded and chemically processed.

Traditional and juicy, thick slices of Prince de Paris are a favorite among children and parents alike. The ham has found its place at receptions and gala events but it also enthralls the fans of picnics and sandwiches.
Thanks to a marriage of simplicity and exceptional quality, Prince de Paris has logically been included in the most typical Parisian pub food: many of the best croque-monsieur and jambon-beurre sandwiches in the city are made with Prince de Paris.

Preparation tips

Our hams are natural products made without preservatives, which is why they must be consumed rapidly – preferably at room temperature. Parisian ham shines in all simple and inventive recipes; thin slicing allows it to release all of its flavor. It can be savored alone, just rolled up and skewered, in a croque-monsieur or in fine sandwiches. The ham is also delicious when eaten with fresh or baby vegetables. As for condiments, it goes well with a high-quality, appetizing mustard and forms a perfect union with a good Bordeaux wine.

Recipe

CROQUE MONSIEUR

Ingredients

For 3 croque-monsieur sandwiches:

  • 6 slices of sandwich bread
  • 150g Prince de Paris cooked ham
  • 100g Comté cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 home-made béchamel sauce

For the béchamel:

  • 20g butter
  • 20g flour
  • 250ml milk
  • salt and nutmeg, to taste

Préparation

Step 1

To make the béchamel : Melt the butter on low heat, add flower, salt and nutmeg. Mix with a whisk for a few minutes. Gradually add cold milk while whisking. Let the mixture thicken, bring to boil several times. Pour it in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Step 2

To make the croque-monsieur: Spread cold béchamel on each bread slice. Sprinkle a bit more than half of the grated cheese on half of the bread slices.

Step 3

Grate the cheese yourself – it is much better. Lay the Prince de Paris ham on top of the grated cheese.

Step 4

Cover the bread slices with cheese and ham on them with the other bread slices, béchamel side down. Press both halves together to make them compact. Preheat oven at 190 °C.

Step 5

Spread the rest of the béchamel on top of each sandwich and cover with the rest of the grated cheese.

Step 6

Put the sandwiches on a baking tray covered with baking paper and place in the oven for around ten minutes until golden.

Step 7

Serve immediately with a green salad and enjoy! As luscious as ever… we just love it!