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Friday, August 14, 2009

Crispy Prosciutto

Prosciutto di Parma. The sound of it makes me drool. It's such a lovely Italian delicacy. That sweet and salty flavor enhances whatever it's added to. It's wonderful in dishes like Saltimbocca or Chicken Sorentino. It stars in appetizers when wrapped around wedges of cantaloupe or thin Italian breadsticks. But I've never had it crisped up to add to salads. I had seen that on cooking shows but hadn't tried it myself. Until now. Baking it in the oven not only crisped the prosciutto, but it also slightly concentrated its flavor. Easily broken into delicate shards, it took my salad to a whole new level. It was wonderful. Salads will never be the same!

Crisped Prosciutto

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Place slices of Prosciutto di Parma on baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Break into shards.

Super easy. Super delicious!

14 comments:

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, Now that looks like a salad I would love. And what a great idea crisping prosciutto. Better than bacon. I just might have to make Moe a salad this week. He will be very grateful to you.

Cathy said...

A great idea, Lori, and what a way to add flavor to a salad. Crispy prosciutto and crunchy croutons...love the textures added to the veggies.

La Table De Nana said...

Oooh I better tell my prosciutto purveyor about this:)

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Cass @ That Old House said...

That's all you have to do? Onto the baking sheet and into the oven? Oh wow, I am IN.
Cass

Cucinista said...

Fantastic idea! I had always tried to fry mine, but baking is so much easier and looks much more successful. I love the salads you put together.

Linda said...

Yeah girl...that is a beauty of a salad!
Yummy!
L~xo

marina said...

Une superbe salade aux parfums d'Italie!!! J'aime !!! Merci pour l'idée.....Bonne journée Lori!

Sal said...

Can't beat proscuitto! Uncooked in sandwiches, cooked in pasta or salads - either way, I love it!

Jamie said...

Lori, I just started doing this with smokey or salty raw hams and it is fabulous! I've done it in a non-stick pan with coppa. This salad is fantastic!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Lori! That looks positively mouthwatering ~ you can bet it will be on our menu SOON. Thank you for the inspiration. :) GREAT photos, too!!! xo

the ungourmet said...

I love prosciutto! It's great with just about everything. Your salad is fantastic. The croutons look so yummy too!

Jill said...

Beautiful. I love the photos and the food.

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