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Old 07-18-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Dumb question here about pancetta?

I take it you dont have to cook pancetta ?

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:23 PM   #2
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I take it you dont have to cook pancetta ?
Pancetta is a cured meat, but generally it is used with other things, such as sauces, diced fried and put into salads. Unlike procuitto and other cured meats of 6 months or so, pancetta is usually only cured 2 weeks.I find the fat in it much greasier than the other meats, so I only eat it after cooking. I don't think you would enjoy it uncooked. But in a pasta sauce or salad or even fried and put into a biscuit dough, it is lovely. No question is dumb or silly, except the unasked one!
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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Well i bought it to put in a sandwich how should i prepare it
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Well i bought it to put in a sandwich how should i prepare it
I use it for BLT's with avocado all the time..Just fry it crisp in a skillet and enjoy..You can fry it and add to a grilled cheese, It's great along with thin slices of chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado,even thin cucumber, on pumpernickle bread, add some thousand island if you like it..It's a favorite of my DH..

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thanks for your kind advice
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You're very welcome..Glad I could help.

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Old 07-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #7
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yes, it needs to be cooked
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:25 PM   #8
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Nick, pancetta is Italian bacon. It's salt cured like American bacon but is not smoked. It also has herbal seasonings and spices added for flavor.

So, yes, you have to cook it.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:41 PM   #9
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my parents made Pancetta from scratch with their friends...OMG it was DELICIOUS no cooking or anything required when eating it...it went ultra fast, slice and eat slice and eat, stuff the slicing bite directly from it and eat eat eat :D they only made it once :( :( :(

i have never cooked store bought one either, normally just eat it straight or on a sandwich.

oh man i am thinking about my parents` Pancetta...my mouth is watering...yummmmmm.. :D
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That's interesting, Rom. I'd never think to eat raw bacon.
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