The new year has begun, and many people are focusing on making bento boxes. Why don't you decorate with "ham flowers" that you can easily do? Introducing the "ham cutter" that can be purchased at 100-yen shops.
The ham cutter is a cutter for loin ham that can make multiple cuts at once. The width of the cut is different on the front and back, and you can make two types, thin "petals" and thick "petals".
Let's use it now. First, place the loin ham on a flat plate or cutting board, place a ham cutter on it, and press it tightly.
When the notch is made, fold the ham in half and wrap it around from the end. It's OK if you roll it up and it looks like a flower. The package says that you should stick a toothpick to fix it, but if you put it in a lunch box, you may lose its shape as it is.
In addition, if the ham is not cut sufficiently, it may not be possible to make flowers well. For ham that is difficult to cut, it is easier to cut if you move it in the direction of the cut while pressing the ham cutter. Also, the cutter part is not so sharp that you can cut your fingers, but be careful not to let small children play.
A convenient ham cutter that transforms your usual ham into a fashionable one. How about using it not only for lunch boxes but also for salads and hors d'oeuvres? The price is, of course, 108 yen (tax included) per piece.