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Old 05-23-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Get the best prosciutto you can afford, have it sliced razor thin...

I tell the guys behind the deli counter, "Thin enough to roll a cigarette with."

They seem to understand that pretty well.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Our local Safeway carries prosciutto in small packs. One of the mags carries a recipe for pasta with prosciutto which has become one of our favorites.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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I work with a guy straight off the boat from Italy. He thinks its weird that we eat speck by itself here and claimed that no one in Italy eats speck like that, but rather almost always in a pasta or in some other main dish.
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I tell the guys behind the deli counter, "Thin enough to roll a cigarette with."...
I tell them to cut it thin enough that there's only one side.
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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whatever you do, do NOT trim off the fat; the fat is as much a part of the experience as the lean. You can try wrapping fresh fig halves in prosciutto. Wash it down with a nice off-dry Riesling.
This is so tasty.

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Old 05-23-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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Prosciutto is awesome. It can be found in just about any supermarket these days. I mix it in French bread pizza, salads, veggies, sandwiches, etc. Otherwise, I snack on it—rolling it in provolone cheese or eating it by itself. Good stuff.

Jamon Serrano is very similar, but has a slightly different taste. The Serrano seems to be slightly sweeter, while Prosciutto is a bit on the saltier side.

I haven't heard of Schinkenspeck, nor tried Jamon Iberico, but they sound good.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I love those Mozzarella Proscuitto rolls....
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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It is a matter of taste. I love it. No, country ham does not cover it.
It does when the country is Italy
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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I love those Mozzarella Proscuitto rolls....
I swear i could eat 20 if i allowed myself too but have to show some restraint. They are good and what i like about this forum is it's always mentioning something i haven't had in a while, and did post earlier in this thread but still seeing it going I'm gonna make me some this weekend!!
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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One of my favorite, favorite things as an antipasta is proscuitto wrapped around a very ripe slice of honey dew or cantelope melon.......ahhhhhh. I had it the first time in Rome and a local Italian restuarant here in town has it on their menu. I go there often, just for that. The sweet, salty favor is divine.
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