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Old 03-23-2006, 10:36 AM   #11
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I still have yet to find a store that sells prosciutto in my area. I think I'll have to make a list of things I'm unable to find and go to the larger cities around here and see if I can find them:
If Super Target is in your neck of the woods, they have it. At least the one we shop at here in MN has it.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:39 AM   #12
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Never heard of a Super Target before. Is that like a Super WalMart?
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Never heard of a Super Target before. Is that like a Super WalMart?
Pretty much, though here the STs are a little nicer, and not so much of the warehouse feel of WalMarts.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:45 AM   #14
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I'll go check to see if any are listed around here. Thanks for the inf.
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:37 AM   #15
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The Slovenes have something they call prsut (my spelling may be off) that I loved even more than proscuito.

I live in a quite small town, and find that if I go to the customer service desk and request an item, they will try stocking it, at least for awhile. If it doesn't sell, you're out of luck (it'll be a one-time thing), but if other people buy it enough, the store will keep it in stock.

I'm lucky in that, although my town is small (3500), we have a large influx of tourist and part-year residents from Chicago, Twin Cities, Quad Cities, St Louis, etc, so even our little grocery store carries quite a selection, and they're very amenable to trying to stock new "exotic" ingredients.

Everyone has had proscuito wrapped around melon slices. A twist on this, invented by hubby, is to slice an avocado, sprinkle with olive oil and season with a garlic blend (I like Cavender's), then wrap in proscuito. Great appetizer.
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...invented by hubby, is to slice an avocado, sprinkle with olive oil and season with a garlic blend (I like Cavender's), then wrap in proscuito. Great appetizer.
This sounds really good! Thank your husband for me!

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Old 04-03-2006, 04:09 PM   #17
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I'll go check to see if any are listed around here. Thanks for the inf.
Sizz, if you have Costco nearby, they sell it.
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thanks mud....I'll have to search and see if there is one of those.
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Hmmm... German proscuitto doesn't sound right. Are you shopping at Aldi??? Aldi (which is a German grocery) is notorious in the US for these kinds of things. It's probably an Italian knock-off that they peddle to unsuspecting Americans. (I'm American, btw. :) I used to buy this in the US all the time (if it's the one I'm thinking of... Grandessa) and it was always very tasty and definitely worth the money spent.

In general, the Germans don't TRY to make something they're not known for. They are so thoughtful of doing everything right that they'd never try to do an inferior imitation. I can't imagine Germans trying to do a proscuitto when it's so easy to get across the border and of excellent quality. I doubt that this proscuitto is any different than Italian proscuitto, but it may not be of superior quality.
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velochic, i'm sure has a proper german name, but it is probably sold as german "prosciutto" here because of the popularity of the italian type, or possibly (but doubtfully) the way it is cured.
i've had a type, sold as german prosciutto, that was more like boiled ham cold cuts. a homogenous pale pink. good as ham, but nothing in looks or flavor to prosciutto di san daniele or di parma.
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