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Crispy Prosciutto on a white plate.
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Crispy Prosciutto

Most of you probably know prosciutto as an appetizer - flavorful, salty, and chewy, but have you tried cooking / baking it? Crispy prosciutto is as good as crispy bacon (if not better?) and makes an excellent topping for salads, pasta, eggs, and many other dishes. You have to try these prosciutto crisps if you haven't already - every bite delivers big flavor.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices prosciutto
Calories 150kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 8 slices prosciutto prosciutto crudo, not cotto
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil if you plan on cooking it on the stove


In the oven:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place prosciutto slices on the paper - they can lay side by side but can't overlap.
  • Bake at 400°F (200°C) for about 10-12 minutes or until browned and crispy. Transfer from the baking sheet to a plate. The Prosciutto will crisp up more while cooling. The baking time may vary depending on the oven, keep an eye on it at the end of the baking time - be careful not to burn it.

On the stovetop:

  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Place slices of prosciutto in the pan - they shouldn't overlap. Cook until browned then turn over and cook until uniformly browned. Be careful not to burn it. Transfer to a plate. The Prosciutto will crisp up more while cooling.


Oven vs Stovetop:
Pros of baking prosciutto in the oven: more crispy, more uniformly cooked), and hands-off. Cons: you need to turn on and preheat the oven, plus it takes more time. Stovetop crispy prosciutto is slightly less crispy (but still crispy!) and a little bit chewy, you have to cook it in batches, stand by the stove and turn over each piece when it's browned and crispy. Both methods produce delicious and crispy prosciutto.


Calories: 150kcal