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How To Make Chicken Parmas At Home

How To Make Chicken Parmas At Home

Looking to recreate a classic pub favourite in your own kitchen? Chicken parma, short for parmigiana, is a beloved Australian dish that combines crispy chicken schnitzel, rich tomato sauce, smoky ham, and gooey melted cheese. It's a comfort food classic that's sure to impress family and friends. The best part? You can grab your essential ingredients, including high-quality chicken schnitzel and ham, directly from our store at Lucky Pig or online at Here's your simple step-by-step guide to making mouth-watering chicken parmas at home.


What you’ll need:

- 4 chicken schnitzels 

- 4-8 slices of ham 

- 2 cups of passata or tomato pasta sauce

- 2 teaspoons of dried Italian herbs

- 1 clove garlic, minced

- Salt and pepper, to taste

- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

- 1/2 cup of finely grated parmesan cheese

- Olive oil, for frying

- Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)

how you’ll make it:

1. **Preheat Your Oven:** Start by preheating your oven to 200°C. This ensures it's at the perfect temperature for baking your parmas to gooey perfection.

2. **Prepare the Sauce:** In a small saucepan, combine the passata, Italian herbs, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to meld. Set aside.

3. **Cook the Schnitzels:** Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken schnitzels for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and just cooked through. You want them crispy on the outside but still juicy on the inside.

4. **Assemble the Parmas:** Transfer the cooked schnitzels to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Top each schnitzel with a slice of ham. Spoon over the tomato sauce, making sure to cover the ham. Sprinkle generously with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.

5. **Bake:** Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden. The quick blast in the oven melts the cheese and brings all the components together.

6. **Serve:** Serve your chicken parmas hot from the oven. They're perfect accompanied by a simple garden salad and some crispy chips or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Tips for the Perfect Parma:


- **Quality Ingredients:** The key to a great parma is starting with quality ingredients. Our chicken schnitzels and ham are prepared with care, ensuring you get the best flavour in every bite.

- **Cheese Matters:** Don't skimp on the cheese! A good mix of mozzarella and parmesan creates the perfect melt and flavour.

- **Crispy Schnitzel:** Ensure your schnitzel is well-crisped before assembling. This adds texture and keeps the schnitzel from becoming soggy under the sauce and cheese.


Whether it's a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, homemade chicken parmas are sure to be a hit. With premium ingredients from Lucky Pig, you're already halfway there! Visit us in-store or online at to get everything you need for this delicious dish. Enjoy your cooking and the fantastic meal that awaits!

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A Glazing Tradition: How to Perfectly Glaze Your Christmas Ham

A Glazing Tradition: How to Perfectly Glaze Your Christmas Ham

As the festive season approaches, there's one holiday tradition that warms hearts and delights taste buds—the Christmas ham. And what's a Christmas ham without a mouthwatering glaze? At The Lucky Pig, we're excited to share the art of glazing to make your Christmas ham the star of the holiday table. Let's dive into the secrets of creating a perfectly glazed masterpiece that's sure to impress your loved ones.

Choosing the Right Ham:

Before we jump into glazing, it's crucial to select the right ham. At The Lucky Pig, we offer a selection of high-quality hams, all made in store, including bone-in, boneless, and various sizes to suit your needs. Pick a ham that matches your preferences and the size of your gathering.

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • 1 pre-cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Whole cloves for decoration (optional)


1. Preparing the Ham:

  • Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F).

  • If your ham comes with skin, remove it by carefully slicing it away, leaving a thin layer of fat.

  • Score the fat with diagonal cuts, creating a diamond pattern. This not only looks beautiful but also allows the glaze to penetrate the meat.

2. Making the Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar.

  • Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the glaze thickens slightly. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Set it aside to cool.

3. Glazing the Ham:

  • Place your prepared ham in a roasting pan.

  • Using a brush or a spoon, generously coat the ham with the glaze. Make sure to get into the cuts and crevices.

  • For an extra touch, you can insert whole cloves into the ham's scored diamonds for a classic holiday look.

4. Baking and Basting:

  • Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

  • After 30 minutes, uncover the ham and baste it with more glaze.

  • Continue to bake for another 30-40 minutes, basting every 10-15 minutes. The ham is ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 60°C (140°F).

5. Resting and Serving:

  • Once done, remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a succulent bite.

  • Carve and serve your beautifully glazed Christmas ham, impressing your guests with the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.

A beautifully glazed Christmas ham from The Lucky Pig is the centerpiece of your holiday table. With the right ham and a delectable glaze, you can create a feast that warms hearts and brings joy to your celebrations. Embrace the tradition of glazing and enjoy the delicious moments with your loved ones this holiday season.

For more information or to browse the hams on our website hit the link below!

- YES! Take me to ham town now! -

The Lucky Pig - Where Quality Meets Tradition in Every Bite

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Spinach and Ham Omelette Feat. The Lucky Pig's Award-Winning Ham

Spinach and Ham Omelette Feat. The Lucky Pig's Award-Winning Ham

Melbournians cherish a good brekkie that's hearty, wholesome, and above all, delicious. And there's no better way to start your day than with an omelette that sings with Aussie flavors. Today, we're bringing you a mouthwatering Spinach and Ham Omelette recipe that will feature the star ingredient—The Lucky Pig's award-winning ham. Let's dive into a classic Aussie breakfast that's simple, satisfying, and perfect for showcasing the best in ham.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g The Lucky Pig's award-winning ham, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Whisk the Eggs:

  • In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add milk, salt, and black pepper. Whisk until the mixture is well combined.

2. Prepare the Ham:

  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add The Lucky Pig's award-winning ham and cook for about 1-2 minutes to warm it up. Set aside.

3. Sauté the Spinach:

  • In the same skillet, add a touch of butter and sauté the chopped spinach for about 2 minutes until it wilts.

4. Cook the Omelette:

  • Reduce the heat to medium. Pour the whisked egg mixture into the skillet, covering the ham and spinach evenly.

  • As the edges of the omelette begin to set, gently lift them with a spatula and tilt the skillet to let the uncooked egg flow to the edges.

5. Add the Cheese:

  • When the omelette is mostly set but still slightly runny on top, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over one half.

6. Fold and Serve:

  • Using the spatula, carefully fold the other half of the omelette over the cheese side.

  • Cook for an additional minute to allow the cheese to melt.

7. Garnish and Serve:

  • Slide the Spinach and Ham Omelette onto a plate, garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve immediately.

We think Aussie breakfasts are all about robust flavors, and our Spinach and Ham Omelette made using The Lucky Pig's award-winning ham is no exception. It's a celebration of simplicity and quality, where the star ingredient shines in every bite. The next time you want to start your day the Aussie way, remember that a delightful, ham-filled omelette is just a few steps away.

The Lucky Pig - Where Quality Meets Tradition in Every Bite

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Chilean Hot Dogs (Completo)

Chilean Hot Dogs (Completo)

When it comes to street food, Chile has a delicious secret that's captured the hearts (and taste buds) of locals and visitors alike – the Completo. This iconic Chilean hot dog is more than just a quick bite; it's a culinary masterpiece that harmoniously combines a medley of flavors and textures. Join us as we explore the delightful world of Completo, a street food sensation that's a must-try for food enthusiasts looking to savor the heart and soul of Chilean cuisine. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a journey through the layers of deliciousness that make up this beloved South American treat.

What you'll need:

  • 4 hot dog buns or soft rolls
  • 4 beef or pork hot dogs
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 4 slices of American cheese (optional)
  • 4 large green chili peppers (aji verde) or jalapeños (optional, for added heat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How you'll make it:

1. Cook the Hot Dogs:

  • Cook the hot dogs by grilling, boiling, or pan-frying until they are heated through and have a slight crispiness on the outside. Make sure they're cooked to your preferred level of doneness.

2. Prepare the Toppings:

  • In a small bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, diced onions, and chopped fresh cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. This mixture is known as "tomate, palta, y mayo" and is a common topping for Completo.

  • In another small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard to create a creamy sauce.

3. Assemble the Completo:

  • Place a slice of American cheese on the bottom of each hot dog bun, if desired.

  • Place a hot dog in each bun.

  • Add sauerkraut generously on top of the hot dogs.

  • Spoon the "tomate, palta, y mayo" mixture over the sauerkraut.

  • Drizzle the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard sauce over the top.

  • If you like a spicy kick, add a green chili pepper or jalapeño on top.

4. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve your Chilean Hot Dogs immediately. They are meant to be eaten with your hands, and the combination of flavors and textures is delightful.

Chilean Hot Dogs are all about the balance of flavors, with the creamy sauce, fresh toppings, and the optional spicy kick from the green chili peppers. Enjoy this iconic Chilean street food!

I'd like to thank our very own Gonzalo for teaching us about this Chilean Masterpiece. Please give it a try and enjoy as we have.

Chau Chau for now friends!

Luke the butcher.

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