Quick Fix: Prosciutto Chips!

I love those bacon bit thingys that come in that container and you sprinkle over salad....but there is no way I will buy them because, honestly, who in the heck knows what is really in them. I highly doubt it's bacon. The long and the short of it is that I like bacon bits on my salad, but generally refuse to eat them. So, when my mother in law told me that she made these prosciutto chips and that they were easy, I was DYING to try them.

They are like the no-fuss version of bacon bits on a salad without all the mystery and intrigue. That and they aren't really bacon, they are prosciutto, but they are ham, so....

however you feel about bacon bits, you are sure to love these. They are versatile, too. You can put them on salad, or serve them with eggs. Heck, you can eat them straight out of the oven. Whatever tickles your fancy. I won't tell. Or maybe I will.

I got this prosciutto at BJs, which, incidentally, has the best (and I mean BEST) prices on deli meats. This particular day, the lady sliced everything so thin that I wanted to scream. Because waiting in a deli line for 45 minutes to get meat that is sliced way too thin is infuriating. And because the prices are so low that I somehow justify these atrocities. 

Any-who, once I peeled apart the endlessly thin paper-like layers of my prosciutto, I laid it out my baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I love parchment paper. It's the most awesome stuff. 

Bake for 12-15 minutes in the oven and ..... 

TA DA! These prosciutto chips came out perfect! So perfect that I nearly forgot about the 45 minutes I spent in the deli line and the disappointingly thin meats. Almost

YUM! I did sneak a bite before I took this picture. No shame in my game. 

Now like I said, you can totally put this on a salad. OR, if you are feeling frisky....... 

You can serve it between some polenta and eggs, like I did!!! This was SO good. 

CLICK HERE for the polenta recipe. Fry up some eggs and slap them on top and you've got yourself a breakfast that is so good, you might need to go back to bed afterward. 


Easy Prosciutto Chips

Time: 12-15 minutes | Makes as many as you have! | Difficulty: Easy 

You will need: 

A baking pan lined with parchment paper 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Lay out your prosciutto slices in a single layer on your lined baking pan. 

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until crispy. Realize that it was so easy and break out into an evil "muah ha ha ha ha" laugh. Because you can. 

Serve crumbled over a salad, or with eggs and polenta!!!!! 

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