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Pancetta or prosciutto?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Woman's Day Food Director Jennene Plummer answers your questions about all things food.


Question

"Please, what is the difference between pancetta and prosciutto?"
— Brian


Answer

Pancetta is an Italian cured meat made from the belly of pork, salted and lightly spiced, but not smoked. Prosciutto is an Italian-style raw ham, a specialty of Parma, salt cured and air dried. It is usually cut into tissue thin slices as it has an intense flavour and deep pink colour. They can be used in place of each other.

Recipe

Check out Jennene's own recipe for pancetta and spinach creamy scrambled eggs
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