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Distinguished and Italian…how can you go wrong with the most renowned form of dry cured deliciousness on earth?

Fancy Schmancy Bacon

Typically this amazing piece of charcuterie is served alongside decadent cheese and wine with a smorgasbord of rich flavors.

When crisped and dried in the oven, the meat becomes a whole different beast.

Crispy. Crunchy. Crunchy.

Overall, magnificent.

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Oven Crispy Pancetta

4 oz. uncured pancetta, thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

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On a parchment lined baking dish, thinly spread the slices and crisp in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to several paper towels ~ draining the excess fat. As the pieces continue to dry, they will become even more crispy and delicious.

Break into pieces and serve over anything ~ salads, soups, main meals. These are like little crouton garnishes, or bacon “chips,” but even better. They are simply delicious.

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