Baked Prosciutto is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Crunchy, salty, crispy, it adds flavor to most any savory dish. It is easy to bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place slices of prosciutto on the rack of a baking sheet (baking sheet with a rack fitted on top). Bake 10 – 20 minutes or until crisp. Watch carefully so that it does not burn. I use prepackaged prosciutto when I bake it (Boar’s Head or President’s Select Kroger brand). The prosciutto that is sliced in my deli does not bake as well as the prepackaged. Serve it as a snack or appetizer right out of the oven or try these tasty recipes:
Here’s my recipe for “one-bite” tarlets that are fun to serve with a glass of Albariño or champagne. Super easy to make!
Spicy Tomato Prosciutto Tartlets
These tasty tarlets get a bit of zingy flavor from one of my favorite pepper sauces (made in Richmond, Virginia!): Clark and Hopkins Chesapeake Bay Artisan Pepper Sauce.
Yield: 16 tartlets
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, thawed
1 tablespoon melted butter
Place puff pastry sheet on lightly floured board. Cut 16 rounds out of puff pastry with a 1 1/2″ round biscuit cutter. Place rounds on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush rounds with melted butter. Bake rounds for 15 – 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. If any of the rounds have puffed up too much, press them down with a fork to make a flat surface on top.
Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
4-6 slices proscuitto cut into 16 pieces (approximately 1 1/2″ square)
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
4 teaspoons Clark and Hopkins Chesapeake Bay Artisan Pepper Sauce
16 slices cherry tomato
Place one square prosciutto on each puff pastry round. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Place 1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce on top of the cheese on each round. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Place a cherry tomato slice on top of cheese on each round and press down gently. Bake tartlets for 15 – 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Parmesan Prosciutto Green Beans
A family favorite! You’ll find this dish on my holiday table often. Easy to prepare and full of flavor. Here’s the recipe:
1.5 pounds fresh green beans
3 oz prosciutto (prepackaged)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup shaved Parmesan
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 stick butter, cut into small pats
Wash green beans and remove stems. Place in large pot of boiling water (no need to add salt since this recipe has lots of salty ingredients). Cook beans until they are just tender. Drain and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place olive oil in a frying pan and place over medium-high heat. When oil is hot place prosciutto slices in the pan and fry, turning once, until prosciutto is crispy. Remove slices from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
In a bowl combine parmesan and panko bread crumbs. Place green beans in a baking dish and sprinkle with panko bread crumb mixture, toss to combine. Dot the green beans with the butter pats. Crumble the prosciutto and sprinkle it over the green beans. Place green beans in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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