Who doesn’t love prosciutto? Yes, prosciutto, not bacon. I love bacon but some crisped up prosciutto is also well worth for some variation to your daily favourite meals such as scrambled eggs, toasties, Dutch stamppotten, pizzas, pastas or salads.

Or keep it as simple as wrapping a few cooked french beans or green asparagus (a few minutes in boiling water) with prosciutto and put it it in a preheated oven 200 C degrees (convention oven – fan) for +/- 10 to 15 min. Tip: spread some garlic butter over the prosciutto before wrapping your veggies.

I can think of multiple dishes I like prosciutto better over a slice of bacon. The only disadvantage is that it’s just like bacon not the most healthiest option (lots of sodium and fat), but a little goes a long way.

One other advise, if you’ve got a really good quality prosicutto that it’s so soft that it melts on your tongue, than please don’t crisp it up! It would be such a waste to process this deliciousness further when it’s not needed. This crisping up method is for any store-bought supermarket quality prosciutto.

slices of prosciutto
baking tray covered with a baking sheet

Pre-heat oven to 200 C degrees (convention oven – fan) and meanwhile spread your prosciutto slices on the covered baking tray. Once the oven is ready, pop it in the oven for +/- 7 min.

Take the prosciutto from the tray and leave it on a kitchen towel covered plate. It will further crisp up while resting for a bit. You’ll know when it’s ready if you can easily crack the prosciutto in pieces.


x Sam

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