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Old 06-03-2014, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Earth
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The funny thing about people that rant about wasting money on something like this is they usually waste much more money on something far less worthy!
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I agree that it's odd that the OP never tried prosciutto until recently, and even odder that several people think that $20/lb. is the highest priced item they've ever seen. I have lost track of who said what to some degree in this crazy thread, but I believe someone named tickyul is the one who thinks that everything they don't understand is "hipster"-ish.
For those who think it is the highest price they have seen, try pricing meat at Fresh Market and I imagine the same with Whole foods. I am not talking ground beef, I am talking Lamb or top quality beef or what about Lobster and Crab? Add to that, remember prosciutto is used in very small amounts, a LB lasts most of us a long, long, time. A lb of Crab or Lobster is just enough for one person, in some cases.

Let me add to this: for those of you who think only snobs or those who want to keep up with the Jone's buy it, you really do not understand. We live on a fixed budget, we are retired and I do watch every penny I spend on food. Considering the way we eat our food bill is pretty low and I still buy things like Lobster and yes, prosciutto once in awhile. I balance it off with cheapo something else. Like I do not buy canned beans, I buy them by the sack. We buy 90% of our food on sale or use coupons, but I also like to splurge from time to time. For those who do not like things like prosciutto don't buy it, but don't put down those of us who want to enjoy it from time to time.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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For those who think it is the highest price they have seen, try pricing meat at Fresh Market and I imagine the same with Whole foods. I am not talking ground beef, I am talking Lamb or top quality beef or what about Lobster and Crab? Add to that, remember prosciutto is used in very small amounts, a LB lasts most of us a long, long, time. A lb of Crab or Lobster is just enough for one person, in some cases..

I generally order it by the slice and the total cost is UNDER $2. It is hardly an unaffordable luxury.

I think that most people order it by the 1/4 lb.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I generally order it by the slice and the total cost is UNDER $2. It is hardly an unaffordable luxury.

I think that most people order it by the 1/4 lb.
that comes closer to how we do it: either a piece or two, or a package of it at Sam's because it freezer well. If I want more than a few slices and am at the meat and deli dept of our local store I buy 1/4 of a lb.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I've always bought the prepackaged kind, but now you guys have me wondering if I shouldn't buy it out of the deli. I guess I will have to try that next time I make my special chicken dish. Sometimes our deli doesn't slice things thin enough for my preference, so I'd worry about them getting a paper thin slice on the prosciutto, but I guess I won't know until I try!
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Mmmmm, prosciutto is one of the special love letters God wrote to us ;-p .... absolutely divine. I also will generally buy it by the 1/4 pound for certain applications, or even just to have cafe style, sitting on my back porch with some equally good slices of cheese and a fresh baguette.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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I've always bought the prepackaged kind, but now you guys have me wondering if I shouldn't buy it out of the deli. I guess I will have to try that next time I make my special chicken dish. Sometimes our deli doesn't slice things thin enough for my preference, so I'd worry about them getting a paper thin slice on the prosciutto, but I guess I won't know until I try!
If you buy it at the deli counter, 1) make sure that they slice it micro-thin and 2) make sure that they wrap it for the freezer.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I agree that it's odd that the OP never tried prosciutto until recently, and even odder that several people think that $20/lb. is the highest priced item they've ever seen. I have lost track of who said what to some degree in this crazy thread, but I believe someone named tickyul is the one who thinks that everything they don't understand is "hipster"-ish.
Heh yeah obviously the OP hasn't ever priced a good quality smoke salmon. I've seen some places sell it for over $45/lb (I pay under $15/lb but my fishmonger is a closely guarded local secret).

Regarding prosciutto - as some folks have already stated, it's not really something you eat all by itself, on a plate or in a sandwich. My favorite way to eat it is a wafer-thin slice wrapped around a chunk of provolone cheese and stuffed into a hollowed-out cherry pepper. That's probably one of the most common ways to eat it, besides wrapped around a chunk of ripe cantaloupe.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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Heh yeah obviously the OP hasn't ever priced a good quality smoke salmon. I've seen some places sell it for over $45/lb (I pay under $15/lb but my fishmonger is a closely guarded local secret).

Regarding prosciutto - as some folks have already stated, it's not really something you eat all by itself, on a plate or in a sandwich. My favorite way to eat it is a wafer-thin slice wrapped around a chunk of provolone cheese and stuffed into a hollowed-out cherry pepper. That's probably one of the most common ways to eat it, besides wrapped around a chunk of ripe cantaloupe.
Oh man! Now you have done it! Will be obsessed with this all day. Counting down til I can get to the store.....
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:08 AM
 
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Sorry, I have not adapted to PAPER THIN slices of meat.
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