How to Make Prosciutto Crisps
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Prosciutto crisps baked in the oven are a great high-protein snack chip. They’re delicious crumbled over pasta, salads or vegetables.
These prosciutto crisps are a porky, salty, crunchy snack you can make on the fly — better than bacon!
Ever find yourself at one of those big-box stores with a one-pound package of sliced prosciutto in your cart? Been there.
After you get tired of eating really excellent ham sandwiches, making the tastiest chicken saltimbocca or making lovely charcuterie boards, here’s something else to do with prosciutto.
Make delicious, crisp and crunchy prosciutto. The whole process takes less than 20 minutes.
What is prosciutto?
Prosciutto is a type of unsmoked Italian dry-cured ham that has a sweet, salty flavor and delicate texture. It’s made from a pork thigh (also called the ham) that’s salted and dry-aged for about a year in cold storerooms.
Traditional authentic prosciutto, sometimes called Parma ham, is an artisanal product of Italy. Prosciutto is very different from American-style bacon, which comes from the belly of the pig and is much fattier and usually smoked.
Make crispy prosciutto
The process for making these crispy bits couldn’t be easier — follow these steps.
- Get yourself a rimmed baking sheet and line with a sheet of parchment paper.
- Arrange thin slices of prosciutto on the pan.
- Bake until crisp. Cool.
- Break into large pieces, or crumble. Snack away!
What can you eat with prosciutto crisps?
- Munch on oven-roasted prosciutto as a snack (they might be even better than bacon-flavored potato chips).
- Crumble prosciutto crisps over pasta, (especially on classic carbonara or cacio e pepe) or mashed potatoes.
- Add to the crisps to soups and all kinds of salads.
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Crunchy Prosciutto Crisps
- 12 pieces thin-sliced prosciutto
- Heat oven to 400 (200 C) degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay the prosciutto slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper so that they don’t overlap, curling the edges like a nest so they don’t get too brown.
- Bake until the slices start to shrivel and turn golden, 9-12 minutes. Keep your eye on it, as the prosciutto can go from crisp to burned quickly.
- Cool on a rack (they will crisp up as they cool). Break into large pieces or crumbles to sprinkle over whatever you like.
Karen’s Notes and Tips
- Prosciutto chips will keep for weeks in a covered container in the fridge.
- Gently heat in a skillet for a few minutes over medium heat to re-crisp.
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How long can I keep crisped Priscutto in the refrigerator
Hi Sandy – Refrigeration will make them a little soggy. I suggest keeping it at room temperature up to a week, in a sealed container.
Very easy recipe … I find that it is great for seasoning veggie eggs etc because of the salty flavor.
Thank you. Excellent recipe. Easy and delicious.
I ALWAYS make my prosciutto chips (for over 40 yrs now!) in the toaster oven. It’s quick and tasty…I just set it on cook/medium (not the temp dial) and flip once…takes about 4-5 mins in total and they are always the hit of the party (and are great for a late night snack with cheese). I’ve been making them with my late mother since I was a child, as she did with my grandmother.
If I’m in a hurry I crisp the prosciutto on a pan with olive oil. I don’t add anything and they come out super crispy and delicious
A little on the salty side but whatever!!!!
Karen, I emailed you but I’m not sure if you got it or not. The PC was acting weird.
Jenny, yes! I believe I can say that prosciutto ROCKS.
Susan, I guess pork lovers cannot be reformed.
You gotta keep them happy!
My husband would do well at your house. 🙂
I totally agree, I LOVE Prosciutto, it makes everything taste better. I need to add that to my grocery list this week! Have a great weekend!
Liza, maybe we can make a ducky version. I’ve always wanted to try that.
Thanks, Deborah. I bet there are hundreds of ways!
Kalyn, it’s a great deal – you’ll love it.
Emilie, me too!
You can’t go wrong with this! I’m all about the prosciutto.
Just wrote it on my Costco list!
This sounds so delicious! I can think of 100 ways to use this!
Another reason I wish we had a Costco close to us. (and that S ate prosciutto).