Crispy pancetta is fabulous stuff, people, make no mistake. And it’s so dang easy, you’ll want to cry with joy. All you need to do is bake some up and it’s ready to be crumbled and thrown on some pizza (which is what I did), salad, pasta, or even your morning granola.Print
This is the easiest recipe and it makes for a wonderful addition to a wide variety of recipes! It is perfect when you want to jazz up a recipe, simply.
As many thinly cut slices of pancetta as you can lay your sneaky mitts on
A baking sheet
A piece of parchment paper
Fire up that oven to 425 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper (This keeps things all nice and neat. The meat won’t stick to the baking sheet, and there’s no messy cleanup. Need more reasons to use parchment paper?).
Place your sliced pancetta on the parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them evenly like cookies.
Place this whole contraption in the oven, and bake for about 40 minutes, or until crispy (and looks like the above photo).
Keep an eye on it, as oven heats and cooking times vary.
Remove from the oven and let it cool.
Crumble it with your fingers over whatever you’re eating.
Commence crying with joy.