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Kitchen Dictionary: pancetta

Pronounced: pan-CHEH-tuh

An Italian bacon that is cured with salt and spices, but not smoked so it is moister and has a mellower flavor. Pancetta is flavorful and slightly salty and comes in a sausagelike roll. Commonly used for stews and braises by rendering the fat and using it to cook other ingredients. Also a fine savory addition to stuffings.

Ethnicity: Italian Ingredient

Season: available year-round

How to store: Refrigerate tightly wrapped up to 3 weeks, frozen up to 6 months.

Substitutions: Bacon. If you substitute bacon, blanch it first in boiling water to subdue the smoky flavor.

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat (%)
Total Fat 0.0g %
Saturated Fat 0.0g %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg %
Sodium 0mg %
Potassium 0mg %
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g %
Dietary Fiber 0.0g %
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g %

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