Serrano Chips with Quince Preserves and Manchego
- 4 teaspoons quince preserves or membrillo (quince paste)
- ¼ pound thinly sliced serrano ham
- 1 1/2-lb wedge Manchego cheese
- 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
Cut ham into 32 (3- by 2- by 2-inch) triangles. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then fry ham in 4 batches, turning occasionally, until crisp and a shade darker, about 1 minute. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Using a cheese plane...