Do you have to cook prosciutto?
- fldhkybnva Mar 14, 2013 03:35 PM
I have some La Quercia prosciutto Americano that I'd like to use either in a salad or an omelet. Do you have to cook it? It seems to have strnads of fat similar to bacon which is usually cooked to render the fat but I'm not sure it's the same with prosciutto.
Screech!!!! No. Enjoy the fat. If there is a tough outer strand that your meat handler did not trim off, it will pull off easily. I bought a nice portion today.
My favorite story on this topic was the time my wife brought some Italian hoagies over to her sister's house. She offered one to my brother-in-law who asked what was in it. When my wife said prosciutto, he said, "Isn't that raw?" and then proceeded to remove the prosciutto from the sandwich, stick it in the microwave for a bit, and then replace it in the sandwich.
I'm glad I wasn't there because I would have beat him with one of the remaining sandwiches.