For the sauce, lightly brown sage in butter. Add Parma ham, roast lightly. Pour in the cream and season to taste with lemon zest, salt and freshly ground pepper. Remove from the heat.
In the meantime, in a large frying pan, boil enough water with bay leaf, season with salt. Add pasta, bubbling until al dente. Drain in a sieve and add to the sauce, briefly warm up.
Serve in hot plates, sprinkle a little Parmesan on top, bring to the table on the spot.
Tip: Once the pasta is al dente, pour a few ice cubes or possibly a glass of cold water into the frying pan to stop the cooking process, then drain on the spot.
Tip: It’s best to use your favorite ham – then your dish will taste twice as good!