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Crispy Prosciutto


The recipe for Crispy Prosciutto is delicate and extra flavorful. You can enjoy it as a simple treat or it can be added to your favorite dishes.

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white serving plate with cooked prosciutto slices

It’s a very versatile recipe and these prosciutto crisps can be served in many ways: as a snack, for breakfast with eggs, crumbled in salads, soups, or pasta dishes.

Key Ingredients

plate with raw slices of prosciutto

How to Make crispy prosciutto

Step 1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper. Open the prosciutto package and start carefully laying prosciutto pieces on the baking pan. The slices might have a plastic divider in between; carefully remove it without breaking the meat.

baking pan with parchment paper and four pieces of uncooked prosciutto

Step 2. Bake for 10-12 minutes on the middle rack. Once baked, let it rest for 10 minutes. The prosciutto slices will become more crispy.

baking pan with parchment paper and four pieces of baked prosciutto

Tips For Success

  • It’s important to ensure that pieces of meat don’t touch when baking. Use two baking pans if cooking more prosciutto slices.
  • Keep an eye on prosciutto while it’s is baking. Each oven bakes differently; you want to ensure that meat is not getting burned. 
  • The prosciutto slices will start curling when cooked.
  • Leave baked prosciutto to rest for 10 minutes; it will become crispy.
  • Best ways to use Crispy Proscuitto: use in sandwiches, including egg sandwiches, crumble in salads or soups, top pasta dishes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is prosciutto?

Proscuitto is a kind of meat often imported from Parma, Italy. It’s uncooked, dry-cured meat made from porks legs.

Prosciutto vs bacon

Since prosciutto is made from the leaner part of the pig, leg, it has less fat content compared to bacon.

does prosciutto need to be cooked?

No, prosciutto can be eaten uncooked since it goes through the dry-curing process.

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Crispy Prosciutto

Natalia-Flavorful Home
The recipe for Crispy Prosciutto is delicate and extra flavorful. You can enjoy as a simple treat or it can be added to your favorite dishes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 89 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces proscuitto

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper. Open the prosciutto package and start carefully laying prosciutto pieces on the baking pan. The slices might have a plastic divider in between; carefully remove it without breaking the meat.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes on the middle rack. Once baked, let it rest for 10 minutes. The prosciutto slices will become more crispy.

Notes

It’s important to ensure that pieces of meat don’t touch when baking. Use two baking pans if cooking more prosciutto slices.
Keep an eye on prosciutto while it’s is baking. Each oven bakes differently; you want to ensure that meat is not getting burned
The prosciutto slices will start curling when cooked.
Leave baked prosciutto to rest for 10 minutes; it will become crispy.
Best ways to use crispy Proscuitto: use in sandwiches, including egg sandwiches, crumble in salads or soups, top pasta dishes

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 42mgVitamin A: 8IUCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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